Memorial Portrait

Posted: April 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

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This is the latest Memorial portrait I did of a young man from Arkansas. Was such an intriguing image, i wanted to share. Continued prayers for healing for this family.

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/woodlandparkmural/woodland-park-historical-mural-and-public-art-proj

Here is the Kickstarter link, Check it out. Scott Stearman did an amazing job putting this together

 

Portrait of Mom (Jean)

Posted: March 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

LARGER THEN LIFE

That is what I am calling these Large oil portraits I am doing.

What a blast!!! I have really found my “Sweet Spot”

I think I enjoy doing these more then any thing.

The referance for this painting of my Mom is from a photo Taylor my daughter took. Thanks Taylor for being such a great photographer!

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The size for this Oil is 4 feet x 3 feet

I will be hanging a show of all these new oils in May at Park State Bank

I also entered this piece into the Portrait Society of America show. I should find out March 24th if it got in.

Paris Children’s book cont.

Posted: March 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

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These are the references I took of my three models to position them in this Paris bus. This really was a challenge to make everything to scale and make it look believable.

 

 

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Here is the final image. I wanted the feeling of movement. The text will be in a text box on the left side. When doing a page layout you always need to consider the text placement. really am excited for this books publication.

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I wanted to share this image. This was forcing me to try something “out of the box” literally I painted this on a box. HAHA, seriously, this was something I was asked to paint an image on a box for the MLK celebration at the cultural center. I thought about it and pulled it together all in two hours. Crazy how some things just fall into place. really enjoyed doing something really different for me.

 

 

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Here is my reference for the image of when the three kids went to see the Mona Lisa

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Here is the Sketch for that image

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This was so fun to paint the Mona Lisa. I remember in art school we used to go to the Art Institute in Chicago during lunch or on free time and see classes where you paint the Masters paintings. I was always a little confused at this teaching technique, but I must say, this really was fun to study this painting and duplicate it (On a basic level)

This may be the closest I ever get to experience this painting in real life.

Family portrait from 1965 photo

Posted: February 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

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This was a commissioned portrait from a family that I grew up with outside Chicago. This was a gift for the parents 65th wedding anniversary. What a blast this was to do. I was best friends for many years with the girl in the middle. As you can see the reference was Black and white and quiet dated. I was able to get an idea of the clothing colors from the eldest daughter. This really was a blessing and am so honored to have been chosen to help celebrate a 65 year old marriage that is worthy of much celebrating.