A friend of mine really wanted a painting done of her family. Time was running out for me to get paintings done in time for the 'Painted Faces' show. To save time she asked if she could take photos of her kids and send them to me. Although I prefer to take my own reference photos, because of time restraints I said sure. I had her take a million photos at different angles and positions. This way I was able to pick and choose poses and put them together in a composition that I liked. I am pleased with the results and managed to get the painting done in time for the show.
If you want to catch the show, it's on until October 5, 2016:
Most people that I know have a passion for something. The lucky ones even get to make a career out of it. This is a portrait of a friend of mine, Teresa Seaton. There are many ways I could have described her in a portrait, but they all would have included her art somehow. She is a stained glass artist. This is not a painting of what she does for a living, it is of who she is, teresaseaton.ca .
I've been so busy painting that I haven't had time to take photos until today. Erica is one of the paintings that will be in the upcoming portrait show starting tomorrow evening. I've only just finished this painting today, so it's going to be tricky to get the wire on the back. It'll probably stay wet for another day or two; the only downfall of oils.
This is a painting of a wonderful little girl I met during one of my recent shows. Somehow, even at such a young age, she exudes personality.
Yesterday I posted the invitation to my upcoming show. Did you manage to spot the error? I don't know how many people had seen it, or how many times I scoured it for mistakes before I posted it, and still the mistake went unnoticed. So here it is again, can you spot any errors? I hope not because there was only one and it's not there anymore :)
I'm excited about this upcoming show that Carol Sanders and I have been preparing for. I love painting people. I feel that if you take all the challenges of painting still life as well as painting en plein air, they will never equal the trials and triumphs of painting people.
Over the next week or so, as I put the final brush strokes on the almost finished paintings, I will try to remember to post them after I take photos.