Portrait Painting of my Son

Baby Portrait Painting FINALLY, I finished an oil portrait painting of my son! It’s been a couple years in the making. He’s now three (or, I like to say a “threenager”, which is a new term I heard from my wife the other day), but we took this photo when he was a baby seeingContinue reading “Portrait Painting of my Son”

Down Dog Yoga Portrait Painting

Work in Progress It feels like it’s been a long while since I’ve written a post here! In the past couple of months, I’ve mostly taken a break from painting, as I’ve been focusing my artistic energy on building out a few of my Etsy shops (The Accounting Artist, Spanglish América and Kids Yoga Art).Continue reading “Down Dog Yoga Portrait Painting”

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”

New Portrait Oil Painting

Surprise Gift of Custom Art This new portrait painting is of a husband and wife on vacation with a scene of sailboats in the background! It will be a surprise gift for the Mrs. The unique mission for this painting was change the headshot of the wife from this photo for one from another photo,Continue reading “New Portrait Oil Painting”

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 student midwives at NOVA Natural Birth Center commissioned 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”

Father and Son Portrait Drawing

This portrait drawing was given to celebrate the Dad’s college graduation! The photo that the drawing is based on was taken at his thesis presentation, where he proudly holds his newborn son. This drawing is an 8″ x 10″ on paper, drawn with artist graphite pencils.

Oil Portrait Painting – First Time at the Ocean

Vacation in Florida! Earlier this year, my wife, son and I went down to Palm Harbor, Florida to visit my parents in the same house that my grandmother used to live in. I think our son slept nearly the whole drive there, which was like a dream come true for him! We jokingly said itContinue reading “Oil Portrait Painting – First Time at the Ocean”

Sisters Portrait Drawing

Lately my wife and I have been talking a lot about what it will be like to introduce a sibling to our son. We’re currently reading a book called The Birth Order by Dr. Kevin Leman, and I read that introducing a sibling is akin to the ‘dethronement’ of the first child! We’ll have to make extraContinue reading “Sisters Portrait Drawing”

Portrait Painting of my Son at the Beach

A few weeks ago my wife, son and I went to Florida for a few days, and it was the first time our son saw the ocean! He was actually asleep when pulled in to the parking lot, so we carried him out in his car seat and sat on the beach, about 30 ftContinue reading “Portrait Painting of my Son at the Beach”