Oil Portrait for the Holidays

This portrait painting is going to be given as a surprise gift for Christmas from the husband to the wife! Finishing a portrait painting always feels like a grand accomplishment to me. A lot of work goes into these, from the initial construction of the canvas, to measuring proportions and sketching out the image, toContinue reading “Oil Portrait for the Holidays”

Progress on Portrait Painting

Here’s some recent progress on the portrait painting I’m currently working on: I just have to paint in the marina in the background, and her husband next to her! It’s still quite a bit of work left – each person takes around 20 hours to draw and paint. The background probably takes about 10 hoursContinue reading “Progress on Portrait Painting”

Painting Hair

Painting hair in a portrait painting can be rather tricky! If you’re like me and have very short hair, or even better yet (or worse?), if you’re bald, it’s rather easy. BUT, if you have a head full of curls, that is a whole ‘nother story! I’m not sure how other Artists do it, butContinue reading “Painting Hair”

All Done for the Holidays! Last Oil Portrait Completed

It’s been a rush, but I finally finished the last portrait painting on my list for the holidays, just in time for it to be given as a Christmas gift. A┬ástudent midwives at NOVA Natural Birth Center┬ácommissioned me for this painting, to be given as a gift to her older sister. It’s an oil paintingContinue reading “All Done for the Holidays! Last Oil Portrait Completed”

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