Over the holidays one year I was given a rush project. The two dogs involved were captured in a terrific photo. I was really excited by the subject so I pushed the envelope and delivered it on Christmas eve…
Diary of a Painter
My Bible study class asked me to create a painting of Moses for display in our classroom as a special project. I agreed, but quickly realized that the biggest challenge was to decide what expression
A proud dad asked me to create an oil painting of his daughter, Lindsay, a high school senior. I thought she would be a great subject, but I wanted to make sure that Lindsay had a say in her own painting. When I paint a pet, I can only satisfy the owner because … Continue reading Painting of a High School Senior
This was a fun painting to create of a great looking six-year-old Springer Spaniel named Holly. Terrific subject!
Detailed Closeups These are closeups of the nearly final painting showing you the detail in Bailey’s face.
I traveled to East Africa and shared with all of you my intention to photograph and eventually create a painting of any intriguing animals in the wild. We hiked to find mountain gorillas, viewed the great migration, saw elephants, and much more. Upon our return, I painted a series of the animals that I saw and photographed. … Continue reading Painting Africa, The Dark Continent
I thought I would take an opportunity to share with you the step-by-step process that I use, in this case, painting a portrait of a puppy. First, I want to capture the puppy the way the owner wants to see her. This may be slightly different than the way that I would picture the puppy. … Continue reading Painting Poppy the Puppy: Step-by-Step
If you are trying to get some pet photos that are going to be great for a portrait there are some basic concepts to keep in mind.
In addition to painting portraits of pets, I also create paintings of scenery. Since I work from photographs of the scenery I am painting, I am often asked for tips on how to take the best photo of a landscape or building. And the guidelines are slightly different for scenery than for people or pets. … Continue reading Getting the Best Photo of Scenery for a Painting