Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anne Irwin Fine Art Show

With our upcoming move to Atlanta, I was excited to be asked to exhibit my paintings in Anne Irwin Fine Art's Emerging Artist Show later this summer. If you aren't familiar with their gallery, check them out. Here's to adventures in art in our new city!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Making the portrait process FUN

What a wonderful gift it is when a photo shoot for a portrait goes smoothly and on top of that everyone involved has fun! The precious family I worked with last night was able to find a great balance between silliness and amazing cooperation. All together, it equaled some sweet genuine smiles and great photographs to use as references for the paintings. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Series

These paintings come from a series I have begun as an aside to my portrait commission work. I have found that placing less emphasis on the subject's likeness, in this new body of work, has been refreshing  and allowed me to embrace the color, lighting and design of my painting all the more. Regularly, I will paint a still life or landscape in between portraits to stretch myself as an artist, as well as my focus. Hopefully, these paintings act similarly to strengthen my work as a whole, but also keep the figure, even if it is serving a different role, present in the painting.