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…….
Okay. Self-portrait. Here’s me as a study in likeness; oil on birch plywood, 16″x20″.
I had a really hard time photographing this painting. This is the best I could do for now, but the colors are weird, and it’s a bit warpy-like. As soon as I get a better photo, it will be replaced ;). Click to see them in detail.
This very day, the deal was closed on this set of portraits. Each is done in watercolor and ink, 5″x7″. Click here if you’d like to see my current gallery of commissioned portraits.
A peek at my next few watercolor portraits, ordered and sold a couple weeks ago.
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.