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 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 completed a new painting of my son this week. I was inspired by some artwork I saw in a Starbucks in a local neighborhood, Kensington. I wish I could remember the artist’s name. Anyway, I thought I would try a less literal and more illustrative approach to my next portrait and this is what I came up with. My son is totally obsessed with all things space and space related, whether real or imaginary. This is my little tribute to him and his amazing spirit.