Monthly Archives: January 2011

Second Portrait of Jean

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?

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Master Painter Mary Cassatt in My Style of Painting

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

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Twins Portrait Is Nearly Finished

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!

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Portrait Painting Class Demonstration

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

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Twins Watercolor Portrait

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!

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Watercolor Portrait of Twins

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.

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Sketch of Portraits of Twins

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

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Watercolor Portrait of Twins

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

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Drawing Portraits of Babies and Children

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

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Watercolor Painting Tips

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.

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