Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December 7th

Here is the in progress shot of Harlee from a couple weeks back. Still occasionally working on the face trying to get the resemblance down. Then I need to fix the blonde highlights.

Will try to be better about this and post more updated in progress photos.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October 13th

I know, I've been horrible with keeping up to date.

Here are some photographs of the works in progress I have going.

Two of my College buddies, Nikki Reese and William Miller

I went a little crazy with the colors but I was using Nikki's favorite colors as for the palette.

Portrait of a friend, Harlee Kramer for her Birthday

Almost there, just need to get the face done; its pretty difficult since the reference photo shows her face with very little color variation. Gonna have to pull some colors out of nowhere.

I am working on my Space Blanket Series still, however the in progress shots are not very telling. Guess I will just have to wait to post that one.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 24th

John Settino
March 9, 1986 - April 17, 2010

This is a portrait of my friend, John, who passed away last Saturday from Cystic Fibrosis. Before he passed he asked for a portrait to be done of him. I hadn't had the opportunity to start his before his passing, so on Wednesday I spent a good part of the evening well into the early hours of Thursday painting this. I put the finishing touches on it today just before I went to his memorial service. It may have still been wet, but I wanted to make sure to get this to his loved ones.

This is the first painting I've ever given anyone outside my family. I am so happy to have shared this with his family and friends. Rest in peace John.