Custom Art Commission – Figurative Line Drawings

Recently, I completed three 22″ x 30″ custom figurative line illustrations on luxurious, 100% cotton, acid-free Antique White Canson Edition papers. My client, an art collector in the United Arab Emirates, expressed interest in abstract and romantic line drawings of a couple hugging, kissing, and dancing, to give life and energy to her living space.Continue reading “Custom Art Commission – Figurative Line Drawings”

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. While starting the initial layout, I had on some smooth jazzContinue reading “Abstract, Figurative and Romantic Custom Drawings”

Lito Marcos – Portrait Art Drawing

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”

Custom Painting of French Country Estate

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).

Custom Painting Progress of La Tuiliere, France

Custom Art – Oil Painting I am really enjoying working on this commissioned painting. The colors are coming along beautifully. Just need to fill in a few more areas with some details and then I’ll be shipping it off to the wonderful gentleman in Colorado who commissioned this as a surprise gift for his wife!

First Layer of Paint – La Tuiliere, France

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”

Throwback Thursday – Surf Art

A couple years ago I did some custom artwork for my friend Travis down in Costa Rica, who was also a Peace Corps Volunteer there and now offers Yoga and Surf vacations through his business Bodhi Surf in Uvita, Costa Rica. Here’s an oil painting of him doing his thing: A mixed media drawing of his sister,Continue reading “Throwback Thursday – Surf Art”

A Confession of Love and Proposal for Marriage through Fine Art

Will you marry me? That is the question that will be proposed when this painting is shown (along with a ring) to the surprise recipient – my client’s girlfriend and soon-to-be fiancee. The idea was born 6 years ago, before he had met his girlfriend, when he was envisioning and dreaming of someone that wouldContinue reading “A Confession of Love and Proposal for Marriage through Fine Art”

Themes of Heaven, Hell and Love

While most of the East Coast of the U.S. is keeping an eye on the record-setting storm (I am too, actually), I’m busy creating a custom, Renaissance-style painting with themes of heaven, hell and love! I can’t wait to finish and deliver this painting, as I know the meaning it has for several people thatContinue reading “Themes of Heaven, Hell and Love”

Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.

Archival matte paper prints of this Catcher in the Rye painting can be purchased here. Over the past couple of months, I’ve been writing about the “Catcher in the Rye” custom oil painting I’ve been working on for Jeff, a client of mine.  It’s called “Facing the Storm.”  Alas, I have the completed pictures andContinue reading “Literature, art and a personal connection. “Facing the Storm,” interpreted from The Catcher in the Rye.”