Thursday, August 21, 2008

for fun!

these portraits are of me and were done for fun by my friend, lawrence humphrey. he does a portrait painting a day. my favorites are his historical portraits which are sort of like whimsical caricatures in the styles of famous artists. here my portraits were done in the style of modigliani and picasso. wouldn't it be great to have one of each member of the family hung as a collection? i hope to have one done of each member of my family. if i do, i'll post them here. and if you are interested in having one commissioned yourself, email me. he works much faster than i do :-)

i've been stalled with my work this summer, but my children start back to school in a week so i plan to get lots of work done in the coming month!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Reilly almost finished...!

here's a close up of a 3/4 oil portrait of reilly that i'm working on. i'll update and change photos as i go. these backlit portraits are challenging to paint sometimes but so very pretty, such pretty color in the shadows.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


this is my second portrait of ben. you might spot the other under the category 'pencil and charcoal portraits'.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Lilah from Life

lilah is only 4 so naturally she doesn't like to sit still. she did pretty well though for about 15 min while i sketched her in my moleskin. after she ran off to play, i finished from memory. i tried a quick one of noah too, but i don't care to show you how that one turned out ;-)
it's difficult to get to my studio these days since i have both my children with me everyday. i have a group of paintings all so close to completion! drawings are easier for me at this time since i can do them at home. still i'm aiming to finally complete a couple of oils this coming week.