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.Continue reading “Birth of our Son – Baby Painting in Progress of my Nephew”
Here is a portrait drawing that I’m currently working on of my wife Brigitta:
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!
The other day I finished this custom oil painting of a country estate in La Tuiliere, France. Looks like a nice place, huh? The painting has now been shipped off to Colorado to an avid art collecting couple. The husband is going to surprise his wife with it (they vacationed there).
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: Then, with each successive layer of paint and fine tuning, the art starts maturing and eventually turns into aContinue reading “First Layer of Paint – La Tuiliere, France”
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!”