Just a few weeks ago, I completed a 4th mural painting at the Lost Rhino Retreat restaurant in the Brambleton neighborhood of Ashburn! It’s an honor to be trusted to paint on a large-scale in such a public setting. They have great American fare and live music every Friday evening. Here is a photo of a close-up of the latest mural:
This painting was a collage that I created based on a number of photos that they allowed me to take of the kitchen staff. These guys get busy back there around dinner time!
Here’s a few photos of all of the murals in the room:
I was pretty lucky to have been able to do this painting. Earlier this summer, I was strolling my boys around the neighborhood we live in, and we were walking over by a forested creek where a colony of great blue herons can sometimes be seen flying about. I just happened to see through the trees a great blue heron slowly wading in the water, about 100 feet away. In that moment, I took off running with my camera and left my boys sitting on the path in their stroller. They probably wondered what the heck Dad was doing, although they seemed to get a kick out of it and were laughing. As I approached, I slowed down to practically walking on my tip toes so that the bird didn’t fly away! Luckily it didn’t, and I got to take several photos of it. There is nothing like seeing animals in their natural habitat from a good viewing distance!
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Recently I had the pleasure to paint a commissioned painting of the barn located in the One Loudoun neighborhood. It’s painted on an 11″ x 14″ linen canvas, with oil, gouache and acrylic paints, and a tad bit of black ink!
To read about the history of the barn that this barn was modeled after, here is an article about it on loudountimes.com from a few years ago.
I recently had the pleasure to do a house painting of a home in One Loudoun, on a hand-constructed 22″ x 28″ organic cotton canvas. This particular painting was done with acrylic and gouache paints, in a more modern style, rather than traditional realism. The homeowners asked that I include their cat, of which they shared a few photos, into the painting. So I was able to paint ‘Lefty’ looking out from the top step!
Here is a photo of the painting hanging in their home! Looks great!
This evening from 6-8pm is my Fine Art Exhibit here in Ashburn. It is free to attend and open to the public! Located at The Barn at One Loudoun, there will be live music from Eli Lev, a fashion show from Boho Nation, and food/drinks, with 10 original paintings & drawings on display and available for purchase. Come on out for a good time!
Getting close to finishing this painting! After the paint for the trees dries up (still need to finish the trees on the left-hand side), I’ll add in the foliage. This painting will be a part of the One Loudoun Spring Fine Art Exhibit on May 19th in Ashburn. Painted on Green Artist Canvas.
This is an oil painting work-in-progress for the One Loudoun Fine Art Exhibit on May 19th from 6-8pm! Exchange Street is the main street that runs through the One Loudoun neighborhood here in Ashburn, Virginia.
This morning I started the prep work on a mural painting at the Lost Rhino Retreat Restaurant in Ashburn, Virginia. The interior of this restaurant is beautiful, as it is open and spacious with very high ceilings, locally milled wood installations, a fireplace, and natural light streaming through the tall windows. Perfect for illuminating a mural that I’ll be painting on an empty white wall, which will be a colorful outline of the Lost Rhino logo.
Here is a photo of the blank wall:
As part of the prep work, I cleaned the wall from scuffs and scratches:
and then added a fresh coat of white paint:
Next Thursday I’ll be going back to paint a colorful version of the rhino logo, and hope to finish up that day or on Friday!