Monthly Archives: January 2011
I painted this portrait in a more painterly fashion, although the photo of the painting doesn’t show well. Jean has a very moody expression. Wonder what she’s thinking?
It is good practice to copy the painting style of Master Painters. This is a copy of Mary Cassatt’s Woman Leaning on Arms. My painting looks like an awkward teen waiting for a dance at a prom… however, I did … Continue reading
I have some work to complete this portrait of the twins. Elizabeth has already added it as her Facebook picture, even before the picture is finished!
Here is the finished painting I started as a demonstration of how to paint a portrait of a child. The class went quite well, and all five students had good paintings of children, especially for their first try. Teaching is … Continue reading
Here is a good start on Alec’s portrait. I will warm the skin tone, and deepen the shadows before the painting is completed. I wanted to add some of his mischcheivious personality… however this painting shows his sweet side!
The portrait of Elizabeth is nearly completed. I think Her personality is captured in this painting. She has a very sweet personality. I will work on Alec’s portrait next.
Here’s a sketch of twins Elizabeth and Alec, which I will use to plan my portrait painting. Elizabeth will likely want to see my progress, so I’ll send this link to her. I hope you enjoy seeing the progress of … Continue reading
Today I started sketching the faces of twins Alec and Elizabeth. Tragically, Alec died, and his sister requested I paint the two of them together. I will post my progress here and on Facebook. I want to capture Alec’s spunky … Continue reading
I taught my first class today, “How to draw the face of a baby or child” and the students did very well! They were able to achieve a likeness of the child they had chosen to paint. Here is a photo … Continue reading
I added a helpful watercolor tip on painting beautiful skin tones, which is located under Watercolor Portrait Tips. I was asked to write this article, which was published in BrushStrokes, the Minnesota Watercolor Society Newsletter, Volume 32, Number 1.