This painting was inspired by a photo that my daughter took in downtown Portland last summer. I wanted to capture the look of the deep shade of the beautiful tree canopy on a hot August day.
Painting this portrait was so much fun. The original photo was such an awesome shot, how could I resist?
A fun time was had by all!
I painted this picture of my big sister feeding my baby sister. It was such a sweet picture that I had to paint it.
Happy Birthday Peggy!
It's always an adventure when I go to Marti's house to paint for a few days. We often paint till the wee hours of the morning. It's so good to get lost in creativity. The cat, dog, and chickens, are such a good audience.
Shown here are the underpainting (in acrylic), the palette, and the finished painting, done in oils.
The boys in the car were part of my brother-inlaw's Little League team. The background is what is now the park across from Macy's at Lloyd Center. Notice the big house.
The little girls are my sister Julie and me going to the Rose Festival parade. We proudly wore our red paper poppies.
I tried to capture the essence of my sister Julie, at age 18. She was a gifted artist and a free spirit. I used the grisaille process I learned from my painting teacher at PNCA, Jerry Sumpter. I built up thin layers of color.
It was a beautiful day to be painting outside. My friend Marti and I enjoyed painting and conversing with passers by.
Yes, he REALLY DOES make that face!