Just delivered this commission — father and grandfather of my friend Stephanie. She asked me to paint this as a gift for her father. If anyone can tell what make and model the truck is, I’m curious to know. Cars compuzzle me greatly.
I’m told the year is somewhere in the 1950s – 1960s.
Watercolor and ink, 8″x10″, April 2012.
Documenting my next commission painting. View from a Window. Oil on canvas, 30″ x 48″ (about two-thirds of a doorway). Mediocre photography by me :-P.
The lines are completely straight, I promise, though they look bowed and tilted in the photo. I finished it and sent it to its new home a few weeks ago.
Preliminary watercolor sketches:
Distance is already a challenge for me. In fact, that landscape a couple posts ago was a bit of distance-practice while working on this commission. Gonna keep trying :).
Actor Haley Joel Osment as a child.
This is famous face #4, visit Freehand Famous Faces 1.1 to see the rest.
Take a look at Matt’s paintings on Matt Sterbenz Fine Art. He and I were fellow painting students at ASU a year ago. See for yourself what a fantastic painter he is, and how well he explains his process.
He is presently trying to fulfill a challenge to paint 100 tiny (5″x7″) landscapes. I might like to take on such a challenge :). Stay tuned ~
Recycled ASU painting #2 is complete, this time with some time-lapse movie magic.
It’s roughly 36×36, oil on canvas. Please watch!
Explanation: The first painting is a class assignment from 2010 which I never liked :P. Now (December 2011) I painted over it and filmed the process. This is my first timelapse movie attempt, so my apologies for the poor visibility (due partly to my person being in the way) and ever-changing lighting. Here’s a photo of the end result:
Here begins my Freehand Famous Faces series.
It started with my friend’s suggestion to do a portrait of John Rhys-Davies, then it spread to other members of the LOTR movie cast. More to come :)
Another portrait commission :). This is the daughter of a friend of mine.
To answer a common question, I’ve worked from photos for all of my portraits. Painting from life would be best, if it were possible in my case.
The painting is 12″x16″, oil on cradled masonite.