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Portrait Painting of my Son at the Beach

A few weeks ago my wife, son and I went to Florida for a few days, and it was the first time our son saw the ocean! He was actually asleep when pulled in to the parking lot, so we carried him out in his car seat and sat on the beach, about 30 ft from the water, listening to the sounds of the waves, and watching the sun slowly make its way down the horizon. After a few minutes, our son calmly woke up and gazed out upon the ocean. It was serene. Eventually, we got him out of his seat and made our way into the water (holding him above the water, of course!).

This oil portrait is going to be a photo of him being held over the water, gazing out into the sea.

As with all of my portraits, it starts with meticulous measuring and drawing! As this progresses, you’ll see it turn from a simple drawing to a colorful and lively oil portrait!

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Completed Baby Oil Portrait Painting of my Nephew

Just yesterday I put the finishing touches in this oil portrait painting of my nephew. I like this photo because of how he’s looking up at the camera, eyes open with wonder! To learn more about commissioning a baby portrait, visit loudounbabyartist.com

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Birth of our Son – Baby Painting in Progress of my Nephew

As I wrote on Loudoun Baby Artist yesterday, this past month has been super busy for my wife and I, what with midwife appointments and preparing for the birth of our son, who was born over a week ago now! We had a home-birth, and he was born in our bedroom with the morning rise of the sun. Thanks be to God. Now I know what everyone meant when they said we’d be tired. Good grief!

Anyhow, I’ve been working on this painting of my nephew, which I started before our son was born. Now that our son is here, I’m trying to finish up this painting so that I can do a painting of our baby boy!

Here is a photo of the progression of the oil portrait of my nephew. It’s getting close to being finished! My sister will be in for a surprise when she receives this in the mail.

Click here to learn about commissioning your own baby portrait art.

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Custom Art Commission – Figurative Line Drawings

Recently, I completed three 22″ x 30″ custom figurative line illustrations on luxurious, 100% cotton, acid-free Antique White Canson Edition papers.

My client, an art collector in the United Arab Emirates, expressed interest in abstract and romantic line drawings of a couple hugging, kissing, and dancing, to give life and energy to her living space.

Couple Hugging Illustration – black and red archival inks

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Couple Dancing Illustration – navy blue archival ink

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Abstract, Figurative and Romantic Custom Drawings

This week I’m starting on final drawings for an art collector in the United Arab Emirates. These will be three figurative, abstract, romance-themed drawings on luxurious, antique white, 100% cotton, acid-free papers. The drawings will be completed in black, navy blue and red inks.

art commission, custom artWhile starting the initial layout, I had on some smooth jazz on my Pandora. Got to set the mood right for the type of artwork I’m doing!

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Portrait Art – Drawing of my Wife and I

Today I finished this graphite portrait drawing of my wife and I! This portrait was from a photo we took last fall while in New York City.

Dave and Brigitta Portrait Drawing

To commission your own special portrait art, just visit my Commission Custom Art page!

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Teddy the Dog – Pet Portrait Painting

I recently finished this dog portrait painting in time for my friend to pick it up tonight and surprise his girlfriend with it!

It’s painted on a gallery-stretched linen canvas – linen is the best for portrait paintings!

For a custom pet portrait painting, see here or contact me at info@davewhitepaintings.com!

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Lito Marcos – Portrait Art Drawing

My wife and I went to Argentina in August with my mother-in-law, so I wanted to give my mother-in-law a gift that would be relevant to that visit. Since I’m an Artist, I thought of creating a portrait!

So, I drew a portrait of her father Marcos, who was from Buenos Aires and was the son of immigrants from Russia and Poland. He was known to my wife as “Lito Marcos.” “Lito” is short for “abuelito”, or “abuelo”, which means “grandpa” in Spanish.

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Lito Marcos Portrait Drawing

 

Lito Marcos is one of two family members of my wife that I didn’t get to meet (the other was her great-grandmother “Mama Polita” from Ecuador). From all accounts, we would have gotten along great, as he loved to watch sports games on the couch, just like I do!

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First Layer of Paint – La Tuiliere, France

When applying the first layer of paint to a painting, it’s always like looking at a piece of art that just as easily could have been made by a 5 year old version of me:

La Tuiliere In Progress

 

Then, with each successive layer of paint and fine tuning, the art starts maturing and eventually turns into a professional-looking piece!

Here, I’ve drawn out what I’m going to paint, and added a thin layer of oil paint to about half of the canvas so far.

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Throwback Thursday Art – Catcher in the Rye

A couple of years ago, a friend came to me for an art commission that was to be an interpretation of a scene from the novel The Catcher in the Rye.

The story from The Catcher in the Rye connected with him on a level that was very close with his own life story.

So I read the book, we came up with a concept for the painting, and this was the end result! Prints on both canvas and paper can be purchased online here.

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Facing the Storm – Custom Interpretation of the Novel “The Catcher in the Rye”

Recount the story behind the painting here!

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