Listen. My recent painting of Vonnegut has been getting a lot of attention.
January 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm (watercolor on paper)
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I am a cat person. You wouldn’t guess it from all the dogs I’ve watercolored recently. So, this weekend I painted a pretty kitty named Ginger. She’s so fluffy!
November 13, 2013 at 3:39 am (portrait)
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Love is in the air. Must be wedding season. Here are two recently commissioned engagement watercolors. Congratulations to the lovely couples.
If you’re interested in a couples portrait, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Portraits that are 5 inches by 7 inches are $200. Portraits that are 9 inches by 12 inches are $300.
May 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm (portrait)
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My cousin Joey just got engaged to his soul mate. He is very talented photographer. Please visit his page here. When I got engaged, Joey treated me to an engagement portrait session at The Grounds for Sculpture. Naturally, it was my privilege to use my creative skills in celebration of this event. If you’re interested in a custom watercolor engagement or wedding portrait, please e-mail me at email@example.com or visit my Etsy shop.
Congratulations, Joey and Stacey! I wish health and happiness to you both.
Here’s an example of Joey’s work. If you’re looking for an engagement or wedding photographer in the New Jersey area, he’s your man.
November 30, 2012 at 5:40 pm (portrait)
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This is my second watercolor couples portrait. I really enjoy painting two people that are in love. It is my hope that more of these types of commissions roll in. The first was a wedding present, this will be a Christmas gift. Chemistry between lovers is not easy to capture, but when the paint finally catches it, the whole piece shines.
Love in Yellow and Blue. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 7″.
Here a few process shots. I know some people enjoy seeing the work in progress.
First color wash:
Establishing mid tones:
Finished work again:
August 8, 2012 at 3:37 pm (watercolor on paper)
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Every once and a while a certain food becomes in style. It is odd that foods trend. A cupcake eaten in 2002 tastes no better than a cupcake tasted today. Nevertheless, cupcakes are in vogue. So cheers to cupcakes! Bacon had the spotlight for way too long.
Stylish. Watercolor and ink on paper. 5″ x 5″.
June 29, 2012 at 2:54 am (portrait, watercolor on paper)
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The following watercolor piece was commissioned by an old friend. It is of her and her fiance. She is framing the watercolor with their vows and giving it to him their wedding day. I am honored to have been chosen to create such an important painting.
A photo of the gorgeous couple.
If you are interested in having a custom watercolor engagement painting, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or through my Etsy shop. A 5 inch by 7 inch piece, like the one above, is $200.00. A 9 inch by 12 inch piece is $300.00. All I need is three weeks and a photo or two to work with. I do ship internationally.
Here are a couple of in progress shots to give you a glimpse of my process.
Early stages (approximately 3 hours in):
Almost done (approximately 3 hours to go):
March 13, 2012 at 5:25 pm (watercolor on paper)
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As my loyal blog follower, you have surely noticed my works’ subject matter has shifted from places to people. This shift has not been easy. I strongly dislike working from photographs, but cannot afford to hire private models. So many of my people paintings have been painted secretly, on trains, at open mics, and in crowded bowling allies.
If I perceive the stranger depicted isn’t paying attention to me (the weirdo with her paints out in public), I will create one of these quick portraits. I do not know these women. They do not know me.
Despite not know these anonymous women, I think the portraits capture a lot of personality. The colors chosen show if the stranger is warmly approachable or distantly cold. Their expressions give a glimpse into their inner characters.
I hope to keep painting portraits. My goal is to soon hire a beautiful stranger to model so I may flesh out one of these wet sketch into a completed piece.
December 30, 2011 at 10:52 pm (cat)
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It has been a long time since I took the time to paint my loved kitty, Samara. Observing her sitting on an unsorted pile of junk mail inspired me to paint these two watercolor sketches. After all, it was a really good excuse for putting off sorting those bills and advertisements just a bit longer.
I’m Ok with This. Watercolor and ink on illustration board. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).
Cat on My Stuff. Watercolor and ink on illustration board. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).