Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Janey

The lady that commissioned this portrait wanted to combine what I used to do (paint whimsical, sassy girls from my imagination) with what I do now (paint portraits from photographs).  I tried to tell her no, I couldn't pull that off, but for some reason she had faith in me and wouldn't take no for an answer.  I'm so glad for that because this was a lot of fun and made me realize I can paint portraits that aren't exactly like the photo, or in this case, nothing like it.  Yay for new ground!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Awesome Old Ford

Oops!  Just realized I never posted this one.  The guy that owns this car lives on my street and recently traded this awesome car for another awesome car.  I will miss seeing this one everyday though.  I can't say that many cars (any) have inspired me to paint them like this one did.  I hope she went to a good home.