Portrait

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

  2017 was a very productive year for me. By far the most productive year I’ve ever had, and that includes my school years. This year, I completed 43 paintings and have grown considerably as an artist. To compare, I finished 26 paintings total in […]

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

  I put off painting this painting longer than I probably should have. I was very intimidated to work from a dark, out of focus and grainy cell phone photo. My mother-in-law took the photo of Kirby the day before he died and specifically requested […]

Black Betty Portrait Finished

Black Betty Portrait Finished

  This painting has been mentioned on my blog a handful of times over the last year. The last time I posted about it, it had been so long since we had worked on it that I incorrectly thought it had been a year already. […]

Completed Dog Portrait Commission “Trigger”

Completed Dog Portrait Commission “Trigger”

  I mentioned a while back that I had three portraits in progress that I needed to finish. I finished one! This is a commission I did for my mother-in-law. I had given her a portrait of her dog Dopey last Christmas and she soon […]

Three Portraits in Progress

Three Portraits in Progress

I’ve been really hammering out the still lifes lately. It doesn’t mean I haven’t been working on other paintings too. There have been a couple of times that I just couldn’t bear to work on a still life¬†another second. A quick struggle with a portrait […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 7

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 7

  Finished! I’m relieved that to have finally finished this painting. It nearly didn’t get finished this year. I got it about 98% done and got stuck. I just didn’t know what needed to be done. It took nearly a week before I could see […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 6

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 6

It’s almost done! I finally made some really good progress on this painting and the finish is clearly in sight. A quick peruse¬†through my photos revealed that I’ve been working on it off and on since January. It’s now December. I have taken months off […]

My Sister’s Cat

My Sister’s Cat

  Meet Lil Buddy, my sister’s cat. I painted this as a gift to my sister and her new husband for their birthdays. I wanted this to be a surprise so I had to scour Facebook accounts and texts for reference pictures. I found a […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 5

I don’t have much to show this week. I’ve been working on a surprise painting that I can’t show until it reaches its destination. So while I did work on my portrait some more, I spent the majority of my painting time working on the […]

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 4

Oil Painting Portrait – Part 4

One step forward, two steps back. I’m sure I’ll eventually get where I’m going. I’ve been putting off working on this painting for months because I felt like it had reached a point where I could only screw it up. Lo and behold, I completely […]