Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pencil & Graphite Drawings

Charles Chaplin graphite & pencil drawing on Strathmore drawing paper

Posing nude done in graphite and pencil on Strathmore drawing paper

Erin & Nic - Nov. 19, 2009

Erin wanted to preserve her wedding flowers on three 8x8 paintings for her and Nic and then give a fourth to her mother as a keepsake of their wedding.
Her wedding flowers were red roses, purple carnations, red gerberas and orange lilies.

The bride wanted the focal flowers to be the red roses. Since red roses dry to a deep burgundy I had to hand paint each petal and dry them before adding them to the canvas.

Here is a edge view of each canvas showing some of the flower petals used on the front surface of the paintings.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Emma's Room - A Joint Venture Wall Mural

What started out as an idea for a few favorite Disney characters on Emma's bedroom walls, turned out to be a growing obsession and a joint adventure for the whole family.
Gramama Ruth lent a helping hand filling in the main colors on the characters.
Mom and Dad, Ana & Gene were becoming pretty good at choosing and transferring characters onto the walls.

We ended up having over 65 Disney characters on Emma's bedroom walls!

Sarah & Eric October 3, 2009

Sarah's flowers were soft pink roses, white roses and stephanotis. She even had me incorporate the pearls that were in her wedding bouquet. For an extra accent she wanted a little chocolate brown color which I used in the stems of the pearls. This painting was done on a 16 x 20 inch gallery wrapped canvas.