This painting was in progress, and I wanted to finish it before jumping into the girl with the antique buggy that I sketched for a previous blog. The canvas is 12x16 and when framed, will probably be 11x14. I want to continue my portrait work for two reasons: people are interesting subjects, and I want to increase my skills in this area.
I have several paintings on the backburner; one a small watercolor,and the other is still in the fluctuating imagination stage. I’m reworking some old canvases to save money. I have three I’m in the process of sanding and painting over.
I do portraits from photos, not only of people but pets. If you have a photo you’d like to turn into a portrait, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your photo attachment, and I’ll give you a price list based on size (8x10, 11x14, 12xs16, etc.) and your choice of medium (oil, acrylic, watercolor).
My expertise is oil, but I work in all three mediums. Frames are extra plus mailing and handling. I use PayPal for payments. I’d love to do a portrait of your loved one or pet. The paintings in this blog were all done from photos.
Today’s new painting was an oil on canvas titled: “Blonde Boy.” When my oldest son was about this age, he was a real tow-head. I lovingly called him: “blonde boy.” When he was especially mischevious or silly, I added: “blonde boy of the circus.”
I hope you enjoy my “Blonde Boy” (of the circus). He’s the offspring of the original version.