I came across this painting I did several years back. It was just sitting at the bottom of a bin full of art supplies. A great spot for it right? I love the simpleness of this painting. The colors are light, the boy is pondering in thought. It inspires me in a way and brings to life the calm sounds and peacefulness of the oceans crashing waves on the shore. Kind of crazy that I can get all of that just by looking at a little boy with a sailboat. I guess I can just envision the view in front of him. Wow, this really gets me excited for a family vacation to the coast. Do you have any feelings when you see this painting or something similar to it?
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I made a trip to my art supply store a couple days ago, and treated myself to some new paints.. Winsor and Newton's Permanent Rose, Winsor Blue (green shade), and Aureolin. I am so excited to get painting! Getting new brushes and paint's is like a child getting a new puppy! I can't wait to play with them, and try new things. It fascinates me the way that the colors blend together. I also treated myself to a new palette. This one is much larger than my others and has a lid on it to keep the paints wet. So I am excited. I am starting another portrait today. He is a sweet little boy named Kyren and is the older brother to the previous portrait I recently finished of Rowan. I will try to post my WIP later this afternoon or tomorrow morning. Thanks for reading, and have a wonderful Thursday!
Posted by Jennifer Taylor at 10:41 AM
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
So I am nearing the end of this portrait.. It has been a great experience and insight to how a commissioned portrait will work. It takes time and a lot of updates for my commissioner to see the painting come together.. Which I just love! It is exciting and shows just how much work is really involved and how all the layers create something cool. I hope this year will bring me more commissioned portraits and animal portraits as well. This is what I love doing most and if I can get away with making my love affair with art my career, then bring it on! Thanks for looking friends.
Posted by Jennifer Taylor at 11:12 AM
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am getting so close to finishing this portrait of my three handsome cousins. Yet there is still so much to do as far as details, background, and shirts go. I am planning on painting them in light blue and white pinstripe button up shirts. The amount of time that is going into this portrait is a little more than I anticipated, however, this is also the first portrait I have painted with three people in it. I am shooting to have the final portrait finished in this next week sometime.
Posted by Jennifer Taylor at 2:21 PM
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I just wrapped up Rowan's portrait. I really enjoyed painting such an angelic little boy. He was commissioned by his grandparents. They gifted their son and daughter-in-law with a portrait their two sons. I am going to start the next one tonight, and I hope to have him done in a couple days.
Posted by Jennifer Taylor at 4:43 PM