Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Austin and Kaden completed 11/2/08

These two brothers were fun to paint. I tried to capture the warm light at the end of the day in this portrait. Special thanks to the parents who have allowed me to paint all their children. This painting is 30"x24".

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Portrait of Kelly completed 8/12/08

Her mother took this photo years ago. The words 'purity' and 'character' came to my mind when I first saw the photo. I hope those qualities are still communicated thru this painting. I enjoyed painting this piece! The size is 24"x30".

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Portrait of Ashley completed 7/7/08

Working with shading and colors in the shadows can get mighty tricky. When the top half of the figure is totally in the shadows and the bottom gradually comes into the light ... it gets more tricky. Actually, it turned out rather nice. More important, the parents were pleased.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Portrait of Harrell completed 6/2/08

The relationship between these partners is very unique. It would be great for you to see these boarder collies in action as they herd the cattle as needed. I've never seen anything quite like it.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Portrait of Katrina completed 4/9/08

This little girl is as cute as a button. Her parents were very pleased with the portrait and are interested in purchasing portraits of their other children.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Portrait of Lilybelle completed 2/23/08

My first painting of someone's pet. Lilybelle isn't supposed to be in this chair as you can maybe tell by her expression.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Portrait of Angele completed 1/22

This painting is my first attempt at a full figure in oil. The two light sources proved to be tough, but one being a warm light and the other a cool was fun to try to capture on canvas.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Plein air BRR ranch house completed 8/07

I've helped take a group of kids from our church to summer camp for years, but this is the first year I've taken my paint box. This little sketch was a blast to paint. Drawing and painting from life is one of my favorite things to do, although it can be a challenge.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Starr Horse completed 11/07

A friend at work let me come out to her horse farm and take some photos. I must have taken 200 photos of horses, cows, trees, valleys and such. She has a awesome 700 acer farm. Anyway, as I was about to leave ... this horse posed beautifully for me as though to say, "if you want to paint a real horse, then check out this profile!" Well, I said "fine with me". The rest is history.

Portrait of Dr. Steve completed 8/07

I wanted to have a VIP commission in my portfolio, so I approached my friend Dr. Steve who serves as a high school principal. It's the largest oil portrait I've done thus far. He was very pleased with it.