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Another Oil Portrait Completed!

Finished this one a few days ago and delivered it yesterday! Now I’m working on one last portrait painting to deliver by Christmas. To commission a portrait, just contact me at dave@davewhiteartist.com

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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!

Here is a portrait drawing that I’m currently working on of my wife Brigitta:

Portrait Drawing in Progress
Portrait Drawing in Progress
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Grandmother Portrait Painting – “Abue”

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.”

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“Abue” Portrait – Oil Painting

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. to accompany her first child to come here, Tía Ligia (Tía means “Aunt”, and Tía Ligia was Brigitta’s Aunt Ligia). Then, Brigitta’s Dad came on vacation to visit, which then turned into a permanent stay! Later on, Brigitta’s Tía Cecilia came as well.  Abue’s other two children stayed in Nicaragua. So nowadays, we have family both in Northern Virginia and in Nicaragua (and in Argentina and Ecuador on Brigitta’s Mom’s side)!

I met Abue almost ten years ago, before I spoke much Spanish. Whenever I tried to speak to her in Spanish, she’d turn to Brigitta and say “¿Qué dice?”, or “What is he saying?”. I’m glad I got to experience her liveliness, kindness and family values. She was a true ‘family matriarch.’

Abue lived with Brigitta’s family during much of Brigitta’s childhood, and they spent lots of time together, abuela y nieta (granddaughter), on the famous couch shown in the painting below!

For information on commissioning your very own custom art, you can read about the process, FAQ’s, testimonials, and see a custom art portfolio by clicking here here. Or, you can also just email me at info@davewhitepaintings.com!

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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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Family Portrait Painting Completed!

The portrait painting is finished!

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Family Portrait Painting | Oil on Belgian Linen Canvas | 18″ x 24″

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:

  1. Gather Photos: IMG_1839
  2. Measure, Calculate and Sketch

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    Portrait Painting Sketch
  3. Put some music on and paint!
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    Portrait Painting Progress
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    Portrait Painting Progress
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    Completed Family Portrait Painting | Oil on Belgian Linen Canvas | 18″ x 24″

    The last step now is to deliver the painting, which will happen either later today or tomorrow!

Merry Christmas everyone. I hope you all have a great time with your friends and family this week and next!

To commission your own special portrait art, please see the Commission Custom Art page.