New Oil Portrait Painting

Oil Portrait on Linen Canvas

This portrait painting was recently completed for a collector here in Northern Virginia, as a gift for his wife and sister-in-law! It’s an oil painting on 14″ x 18″ linen canvas.

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Kids Dinosaur Art

Painting of a Stegosaurus Driving a Red Sports Car

Taking artistic inspiration from my 4 year old son, I painted a stegosaurus driving a car a few days ago, for him to hang up in his and his brother’s bedroom:

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Dinosaur Kids Art Print – Stegosaurus Driving Sports Car

While my son originally had thought of a T-Rex driving a car, I asked him what he thought of the idea of a stegosaurus instead (thinking that the spikes might look cool). He agreed with this idea, and that was that! The Steg Mobile was created!

Art prints of this stegosaurus kids art are available here.

Late Night Studio Painting Photos

It’s been more than 2 years since I’ve planned to paint a portrait of my younger son, and I’m vowing to finally get it done before the new year, in between numerous other projects. Somehow, I just don’t have time like I used to when I had just 1 child, nevermind no children! What did I ever do with my time before? I know a lot of parents ask themselves that!

Here are some photos from a couple of nights ago, as I attempt to complete this before 2018 is over!

Paper Towel Full of Paint Blotches
Palette Full of Mixed Brown Hues
Empty Trader Joe’s Yogurt Container to Rinse my Brushes
Partially Completed Portrait Painting of my Son

Completed Dog Painting

Two Dogs in a Forest

Last week I put the finishing touches on this 20″ x 20″ oil painting on canvas! It features two dogs – Mojo and Moxie – on a path in a green forest.

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Mojo and Moxie – Dog Portrait Oil Painting on Canvas

The canvas was handmade with Texas-grown organic cotton that I stretched over FSC-certified wood stretcher bars, and triple-primed with an all-natural gesso.

Together with my two and four year-old helpers, we delivered this last week to a happy client!

Now it’s on to the next project – mural art at a soon-to-open Indian restaurant in Ashburn. The restaurant hasn’t even opened, is undergoing a renovation, and somehow it still smells good in there! I’ll post photos of the first mural when I finish it in a week or so.

Dog Painting Progress Photo #2

Painting Update

I’m nearing the finish line for this dog painting, of two cute pups sitting together on a forest path! Here it is below. Just have to paint in the rest of the path, some more details on the dogs, and then paint the sides of the canvas a dark forest green as a last step, and it’ll be ready to deliver!

Commissioned Dog Painting Progress

Dog Oil Painting Commission Progress

Mojo and Moxie

Recently I was commissioned to paint these two dogs, Mojo and Moxie:

Cute dogs! The way they are standing there next to each other reminds me of my 2 and 4 year old sons, who seem to always be stuck to each other’s hips.

The proposal for this painting was to paint them with a green forest background.

Here is how it’s coming along!

Mojo and Moxie Painting Commission Progress

I should finish it within a week or two and will post a photo of the completed painting when it’s done!

Bouquet of Roses Painting with a Black Background

White and Pink Roses Painting

This new rose painting is part of a new series of floral artwork that I am creating (see “White Flowers in a Copper Planter“), featuring bouquets of flowers in elegant, somewhat vintage settings:

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Pink and White Roses

This particular painting was painted with gouache paint, which lies somewhere between acrylic and watercolor in terms of paint consistency and appearance!

White Flowers in a Copper Planter Painting

White Flowers Oil Painting

Yesterday I completed this new oil painting of a bouquet of white flowers in an elegant copper planter, on top of a soft gray cloth.

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White Flowers Oil Painting

Inspiration from Spanish TV Series El Tiempo Entre Costuras

The inspiration for this painting, and another flower painting that I’ll be posting soon, came from a 2013 Spanish TV series called “El Tiempo Entre Costuras”, which is about a Spanish seamstress who becomes a spy for the British during the times of the Spanish civil war and World War II. It’s one of my favorite TV series I’ve ever watched, not only for the compelling story, but for the artistic videography! Numerous scenes throughout the series showcase elegant architecture, furniture and, similar to this flower painting, beautiful floral arrangements.

Stay tuned for more flower oil paintings to come!

Statue of Liberty Art

Lady Liberty Overlooking the Hudson River

This New York City artwork is a pencil drawing of the Statue of Liberty, as seen from the Brooklyn Bridge. What a magical and striking sculpture! It’s amazing to think how so many American’s ancestors passed through Ellis Island, including my own.

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Statue of Liberty Black and White Drawing

This Statue of Liberty artwork is available as a print on the following products:

Archival Matte Paper – https://www.etsy.com/listing/632424812/statue-of-liberty-art-statue-of-liberty 

Canadian Wood Panel – https://www.etsy.com/listing/646255651/statue-of-liberty-wood-wall-art-statue

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Statue of Liberty Wood Wall Art

Organic Cotton Unisex T-Shirts (10 colors available; Made in USA) – https://www.etsy.com/listing/632452074/statue-of-liberty-t-shirt-organic-cotton

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Statue of Liberty Organic Cotton T-Shirt – Coral
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Statue of Liberty Organic Cotton T Shirt, Navy Blue