I posted an oil sketch of Matthew (a man who was putting in our new tile) a while ago, and finally got around to doing his portrait. He has such an interesting face and was kind enough to allow me to paint him, beard and all. He told me his wife was making him shave it off….
Meet Gonzo, a Golden Doodle, who has been trained impeccably by Lesleigh Cook. Sometimes you meet a dog, and they look at you and you fall in love instantly. That's how I feel about Gonzo. He has a look that is hard to describe. I tried to capture it here. Very serious, ready for action, yet playful as well. He is a therapy dog and whatever family was fortunate enough to get him should feel very blessed.
What a better way to say "Happy Easter" than to paint an adorable child in a very large hat?! When I paint a portrait, after sketching in the shape of the face I work on the eyes. If I can nail that part of the face, I feel like the painting has become alive. This is beautiful Ellery Ann. HAPPY EASTER/PASSOVER EVERYONE!
From my Saturday painting session at the Old Jail Hill Art Space at Goose Creek Studio, here is a quick study of Matthew. I rarely do oil sketches, but I loved the process…and I didn't have to lug all my tubes of paint. Only black and white. A revelation!
Lots of rain recently and some beautiful clouds to try to capture. I was able to catch this scene just as the sun was beginning to come through those clouds. Painted plain air and really fast to try to nail down what I was seeing before it disappeared, which it did in an instant!