Monday, July 24, 2017

Point Lobos

Big Sur. I can't believe it's been a year since we were there. We hiked the perimeter of Point Lobos Preserve, one of the most beautiful walks I've been on. Also there were seals and sea lions basking on the beaches, and otters being ridiculously cute.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

Something interesting happened today. I was scrolling through facebook, when a profile picture caught my eye. It was a portrait I painted, obviously years ago, that I had completely forgotten about, and which I have no record of. (Not this portrait.) I love that!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

This sweetie's an artist in her own right. It's amazing sometimes how I don't see family resemblances until I start painting. I really see her mom in this one.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

This squirmy little cutie pie would much rather have been outside with her dad than inside getting her portrait painted. But I'm so glad she managed to hold semi-still, because I love the result!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

This kid may have the biggest set of eyelashes I've ever seen. This portrait is also from a photo--one with a nice, strong contrast between dark and light, which is my ideal.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

I usually don't like to work from photos of big smiles, since it's hard to make them look natural in a painting. But this one worked out OK.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

Sometimes I don't manage to get a very good photo before I send people on their way with their portraits. Anyway, I think I have finally painted every member of this beautiful family!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

Isn't this little girl just about the cutest thing you ever did see? People sometimes ask me what makes some people easier to paint than others. There are a few generalities I can name, but mostly I know it when I see it. And she's got it!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

And now the family portraits are complete!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

It’s taken me far too long to put this beautiful woman’s portrait up. I posted her adorable kids a while ago!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Half-Hour Portrait

I’ve been having some issues lately when exporting photos; my computer has all of a sudden decided that if I want to export a cropped photo, it doesn’t need to bother making it high quality. I think I’ve figured out a way to fool it, though. Not exactly a scientific process here, but if it works, it works.