Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Portrait Commission!

I just started this portrait today of a very lovely lady.  Her sweet husband commissioned me to paint it for her.  I think he plans to give it to her for her birthday.  The photograph I am working with was taken over 20 years ago.  He says he loves her glow and the gleam in her eyes.  So sweet!

I am in the beginning stage of washes.  Just laying down colors to get a feel for the shadows and highlights.  Stay tuned!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wild Iris

Wild At Heart
11 x 14

I am surprisingly happy with the results so far on this wild Bearded Iris.  I have a few more details to add here and there.I really don't have much experience with floral subjects, and I still have a lot to learn.  I do love the colors in this painting and I've had fun with it :)  So I count it successful! 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Lavendar and Tuscany

I just started this painting yesterday.. I am participating in a Mother's Day Arts and Crafts show this weekend which will be held at Bitner Vineyards Winery.  So I have been inspired to paint Tuscan related paintings lately.  Anyway, thought I would mess around a bit yesterday, and this is where I'm at.  It's still a work in progress, but I should finish it up today :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

I started this Lily yesterday.. I'm still not sure where I am going with this one.. We will see..