Ocean Sunset Mural at Lost Rhino Retreat in Ashburn, VA

If you’re ever in the Brambleton area of Ashburn, check out the Lost Rhino Retreat restaurant! I’m currently working on a few mural paintings there, including one that I began today of an ocean sunset scene, with a rhino walking along the sand. Here is a photo of it partially completed, with the sky mostlyContinue reading “Ocean Sunset Mural at Lost Rhino Retreat in Ashburn, VA”

Additions to the Ocean Life Mural

Last weekend upon the request of my client, I added more life to the coral reef section of the ocean life mural, including sergeant majors, red snappers, tarpons, eels, white tip sharks, lion fish, crabs, turtles, sea shells, lobster, oysters and clams. It was getting to be later in the afternoon and it was cloudy, plusContinue reading “Additions to the Ocean Life Mural”

Palette of Colors, Anchored Boat

As I was working on a painting this weekend, I noticed the variety of colors on my palette and it occurred to me that the palette itself could be an abstract painting itself! Each palette used in every painting looks different…different colors, different swirls and strokes of the brush applied when mixing the colors… AndContinue reading “Palette of Colors, Anchored Boat”

Sisters Portrait Drawing

Lately my wife and I have been talking a lot about what it will be like to introduce a sibling to our son. We’re currently reading a book called The Birth Order by Dr. Kevin Leman, and I read that introducing a sibling is akin to the ‘dethronement’ of the first child! We’ll have to make extraContinue reading “Sisters Portrait Drawing”

Outside of the Womb

Yesterday morning I finished a pencil portrait drawing of my son from either his 1st or 2nd day of life (I say it was the day he was born, my wife says it was the day after!) Either way, he’s such an angel and looked so peaceful laying on our bed, in the very spot heContinue reading “Outside of the Womb”

7-Month Portrait Drawing of Baby Rafael

Wow, the months keep passing by fast! Seems like just yesterday that my baby son turned 7 months and now he’s almost 10 months! This is a pencil portrait drawing on paper of him:   Click here for information on portrait commissions!