Artistic License

One unique thing about my little art business is that I rarely meet my clients. Like, never. So often the only link I have between the person and their finished painting is the photo that they send me to work from. I always ask people to send their favorite photos because obviously, if it’s a […]

All in a weekend’s work

People are always asking me how I paint so fast, and really – I don’t.  I think I actually start painting them in my head the moment I first see the photo, then more so the night before I get to work. The actual painting part is just a formality by then. This weekend, for […]

First Painting of 2011

The new year is off to a great start – I have nearly 20 paintings on the books right now and more coming in every few days. I feel so lucky that I get to do this, you don’t even know. I put together this little video of the First Painting of 2011 process; I […]

Dia de los Muertos

There is this show coming up at the end of the month that’s calling for art inspired by Dia de los Muertos. I had such luck painting my daughter as a two-headed girl a few weeks ago, that I thought I’d try my hand at painting her as a Catrina figure. Today we drove to my parents’ house […]

Heeeeere’s Weebee!

It occurred to me that I hardly, if ever, post the original photo alongside the finished portrait.  But this is an exceptionally lovely one I received from a client, and a good place to start. I love it when I receive a nice, clear and beautifully composed photo like this to work from. I think, […]