New Painting, Ivy Camping

"Ivy Camping" 8"x10" Oil on Canvas

“Ivy Camping” 8″x10″ Oil on Canvas

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.

Puddle Stomp

This is my most recent painting, “Puddle Stomp”, It’s a painting of my son playing in the rain at Otay Lake, in San Diego.  It was a gorgeous day, with great light.  I worked this painting from a photograph I took on that day. 

My latest Commission

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

Miles’ Space Painting

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.