Two portraits of Matt Smith from Doctor Who. This is my fanart contribution to the bittersweet knowledge of his impending regeneration. Each is a 5″x7″ graphite drawing.
I worked on the first drawing for 3 nights in a row, got frustrated, and started making more furious and scribbly marks. I call it ‘raggedy-pencil’ style. I meant to add a fez to the second one, ah well. :-)
A new art gallery in Prescott, AZ, has its grand opening tonight, and I’m thrilled to be included as a featured artist :D. Inspire Prescott is coming together through the hard work and awesomeness of some great people. Website coming soon; meanwhile, check out their Facebook page:
And click here to see a snapshot album of the artwork I’m showing.
I spent the past week painting furiously and came up with these 4 new encaustic portraits — referencing Pre-Raphaelite portraiture and William Morris patterns and other old fashioned things. They will be hanging in the gallery for the next few months.
For Beauty and Glory.
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 :).
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.
Before this commission, I’d never attempted anything western. But this was fun to try, especially with the desert landscape and wildflowers. Arizona is my home, after all :).
This painting was finished and sent off last week. It’s oil on canvas, 18″x24″. I’m showing here the preliminary watercolor sketch as well…….
If anyone out there desires a likeness in paint, no matter where in the world you are, consider letting me give it a try :).
These are a few examples of portraits I’ve painted for various people as of 2011; each is in either oil or watercolor, sizes and prices vary.