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.

 

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Family Portrait Painting Progression

After much work sketching, measuring and aligning, I’ve got three of four family members onto the canvas and ready to paint!

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This portrait painting is unique in that because it’s a surprise, we had to gather photos of the four family members and put them together to appear as if they had posed together. For the wife and husband, it was easy because we already had a good photo of them together. But for the children, we didn’t have a good recent photo of them with their parents.

So what’d we do? We logged into the Mom’s Facebook account and searched for good photos of her children on their profiles! I found a couple that I thought would work great, so I’ve put my math brain to work in aligning them all together and adjusting the images on the photos to enlarge proportionally onto the canvas.

The deadline for this one is Christmas, so lot’s of work left to do!

 

Family Portrait Painting – Surprise Christmas Gift!

Measurements and drawing – 2 key steps in my process for creating a great-looking portrait painting!

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Sketching out a portrait painting

This particular portrait painting is of a family of 4 and will be a Christmas surprise for 3 of the family members.

I’m using a Utrecht Renaissance Belgian Linen canvas for this one…I love Utrecht canvases, they’re really the best ones I’ve found out there!

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Utrecht Renaissance Belgian Linen Canvas