I finished a quick study of my daughter Ivy last night from a photograph I took while we were camping this winter. I feel it captures her vivacious spirit and fun personality, not to mention the pure volume that comes with being a 2 year old. This is a smaller painting, 8″ x 10″ oil on canvas.
I’m happy to say I’ve been asked to return for another show at Cosmos Coffee Cafe in the La Mesa Village! The artwork is currently on display and will be exhibited through November 2012. There’s some new illustrations and a hanful of new paintings along with some older favorites. The theme is “childhood wonder”. Stop by and enjoy some art and some fine coffee. Let me know what you think!
I was contacted through http://www.bendystar.etsy.com to do a commission as a Christmas present. It was a great experience working with this client and together we found the right image to work from. I altered the background of the photograph she provided from the airport to a more natural setting.Here are some of the things she said about the painting, “The painting is absolutely perfect…Because of your wonderful and special talent, we have a family keepsake that will be cherished forever. You have captured Mike and Kyla perfectly! Thank you again…You have been awesome to work with.” -Kathy
I went on location to Coronado and set up for a study of the dinghy landing. It was a more active area than I anticipated and was lucky enough to have finished the painting right as the owner came to take his dinghy away. I am happy to report, he approved of this painting.