I've been a busy Santa's helper lately, working on pieces for Christmas. Here is a sneak peak! This 5"x7"watercolor dog portrait has already been gifted. I'll post the others after the holiday, so I don't spoil any surprises!
.........The latest artwork from Leah's easel .................... www.leahmantini.com..........
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
Putting the final touches on these plump little persimmons. This 5"x5" still life has proven to be such fun. I find that I treat each object I paint with as much care as I would one of the faces in my portraits. It is just a different portrayal of character.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
What a fun workshop I was able to teach with hardworking students and fantastic models. Everyone on both sides of the easel gave it their all. I started things off with a demonstration Friday night and then Saturday and Sunday students did a number of studies and finished pieces.
Friday, November 2, 2012
Athens Portrait Artists Reception
Monday, October 29, 2012
Recently completed, 11"x14" oil portrait of my fantastic web designer's sweet Clarabelle. She came home with them from Athens Canine Rescue, who's site was also designed by Janice.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Athens Academy Portrait Show
Come one, come all! Looking forward to exhibiting my portraits alongside some other talented Athens artists. Click here for help with Directions Hope to see you there.
Monday, September 24, 2012
This recently completed painting is 24"x 36"and it's subject matter is particularly meaningful for the commissioners, the Branch family. My reference photograph was one taken in the 1920s. Pictured are Mr. Branch's, great grandfather, father and uncle fishing on a Florida marsh. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to preserve the image for them and bring color to it.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Robert at Studio Incamminati
Recently, I spent three days in Philadelphia exploring ink and watercolor drawing with Robert Liberace. We did a variety of quick and long poses, using brush and quill. Having not used these media in awhile, it was wonderful practice to refamiliarize myself with washes and hatching. I am now incorporating these techniques into my daily practice.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
'Identity Thief' Portraits
A few weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to paint portraits that were part of the set of a movie being filmed in Atlanta. It was a fun experience, but it had quite a deadline with 7 days to do two 24"x30" portraits. Whew!
Posted are the completed portraits. Look for a glimpse of the paintings in theaters opening February 8, 2013. The title is 'Identity Thief' and stars Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy.
Friday, March 30, 2012
I just finished this 30"x40" painting of Carlo. I think this is my last of him for awhile, but it's hard to stop. You couldn't ask for a face that wants to be painted more! I've had such fun with him.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
After a hard day's work/fun, we did find some time to get out and explore the outdoors. Pictured are Robert, Kym, and me headed up Camelback mountain to watch the sunset.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Carlo with his flowers
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I enjoyed using the black pencil on the warm toned paper at our model session Tuesday evening. Katherine was agreeable to enduring a standing pose for us, which was a treat. I liked the vantage point sitting below her perched on the model stand.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Beatrice and Clementine
Here are my preliminary drawings of these two sisters in which I'm studying the values before jumping into color with their oil portraits. Look for Clementine's painting later this week!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"How to Rock"
I have to share my talented friend, Meg Haston's latest release. Over the holidays, I finally found time to finish the wonderful read and just couldn't be more proud of her. I was also honored to have a hand in the book with my illustration. Check out page 132! From what I hear, Meg's hard at work on the second book in the series and you can even check out the show on Nickelodeon in the meantime.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Georgia Women's Show
Happy New Year! My hiatus in posting has not been indicative of my work ethic in the studio. I promise! However, I am newly resolved to regularly update 'Painted Lately' to keep those interested informed and keep myself accountable in reporting to my easel daily.
This morning, I braved thunderstorms and Atlanta traffic to deliver 'Carlo' to be shown in the Virginia Avery Memorial 3rd Biennial "Reflections" Exhibition, celebrating Georgia Women Artists and sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta Branch. That's quite a title, isn't it?
If you are in the area, the juried exhibition runs January 21st - March 1st and is being held at Mable House Arts Center
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