Pencil portrait drawing in progress:
Last weekend one of our good friends graduated from George Mason University, after beginning his college education in the U.S. several years ago. As an immigrant from Lithuania, he first started out by having to pass TOEFL exams (Test of English as a Foreign Language), and then work his way through completing a Bachelor’s degree whileContinue reading “Congrats! Portrait Drawing Graduation Gift”
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. To commission your own special portrait art, just visit my Commission Custom Art page!
A few weeks ago I finished this oil portrait painting of my wife Brigitta’s maternal Nicaraguan grandmother (or ‘abuela’, in Spanish). Her name was Rafaela Corrales Toruño, and Brigitta simply called her “Abue.” Abue had five children, three of which emigrated from Nicaragua to the U.S. in the 1970’s. Abue also came to the U.S.Continue reading “Grandmother Portrait Painting – “Abue””
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
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 theContinue reading “Lito Marcos – Portrait Art Drawing”
The portrait painting is finished! The creation of this painting was a process of gathering photos of the subjects, aligning them together into a scene to appear as if they had posed together, calculating and measuring proportions during the sketch, and then working magic with the paint and brush! Here is a quick recap: GatherContinue reading “Family Portrait Painting Completed!”
Dog portraits are a popular commission for many artists, as dogs really are a part of our families. My own family owned our Bichon Frise dog Desire for many years, and she was a great friend! In the commissions I’ve done, I’ve found that receiving a portrait painting of a beloved pet is just asContinue reading “Dog Portrait Art – Paintings and Drawings”
A Gift to my Grandfather This portrait painting was a gift to my paternal grandfather, who went by Papaw. Papaw grew up on a farm in rural southern Ohio during the Great Depression. His family didn’t have running water or electricity until he was an adult! The first time he left his county was atContinue reading “Papaw and I – Portrait Painting”
Here is a father-daughter portrait drawing that I recently completed. This portrait drawing really shows off the innocent energy and playfulness present in the captured moment. What she’s doing is slapping a sticker of Dora the Explorer on his forehead, just in case you’re wondering! To commission your own special portrait art, please see the Commission CustomContinue reading “Family Portrait Drawing – Father and Daughter”