Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Look at this sooo adorable boy. His portrait, along with his little sister’s were commissioned as a Christmas gift for their mom. Two of the best things about our painting session: 1) seeing a great dad at work, and 2) watching the little sister make a beeline for the compost pile (!) after being released from the incredibly boring business of sitting still. (It was not as messy as it could have been.)

And now look at the frames! This is one of my favorite treatments yet.   

Monday, January 8, 2018

Portrait Commission

If possible, I always prefer to paint portraits from life, but for long-distance commissions, I paint from photos. This is the first time I’ve ever painted someone trying to make their mouth disappear, but I like how this little character came out.