Thursday, March 31, 2016

Blue Hippo

"Blue Hippo", 6 x 6, oil on linen

Lest you think I am only doing portraits these days . . .!  I am still working on my landscapes and small still lifes though not as much as I was in previous years.  This is little ceramic sculpture that was done by my father when he was five years old.  I've always just called him Blue Hippo.  He may not actually be a hippo.... who knows.  This piece is available through the Daily Paintworks website.  They manage art sales and auctions for artists.  I have been a member for a long time but haven't actively used it so I am looking forward to finally getting involved with them again.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Study of Zoe

Study for "Zoe", oil on linen, 8 x 8 (cropped)

Another children's portrait for you!  I am updating my website this week to reflect the new portrait business and feature some more recent examples of my portrait work.  Please forgive the glare in this.  I only have my iPhone right now and have to shoot outside so it is difficult to get correct color.  This piece is actually based on an old black and white photo that I have had for a long time.  I am going to offer small pieces such as the one above for people who are not in my area or want an affordable alternative to the larger, full commission portraits.  These pieces will be done from client provided photos and will not involve a photo shoot or life sittings.  I will describe what constitutes a "good" photo on my website under the "commissions" heading.  Please visit my website for more information.   

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Compton Portraits

"Coltrane", Oil on Panel, 16 x 20

Hello to anyone who is still left out there!  Hard to believe it has been a full four months since I have posted to this blog.   A lot of you know that I post primarily on instagram these days as do a lot of other artists.  It is an easier platform and can be done more quickly than blogspot.  That said, I do like the blog format for announcements and other things that require more than a one line description.   I am still painting though my focus has been shifting from the plein air landscape work of the past several years to more personal subject matter.   I have decided to start my portrait business up again in the upstate New York area (though I can do portraits for people in any area of the country).  Some of you may remember that I was the artist in residence at a resort in the Florida Keys where I specialized in children's portraiture.  I will post more information on my portrait process in future posts.  Hopefully some of you are still around to read my blog!