I LOVE painting people, but I secretly, want to be a landscape painter. Why? Because I feel like these make more sense on walls. Plus if I paint people, I want to paint the people I want from the picture I want. For me, painting people makes the most sense. I am able to capture the likeness slightly more than depicting the scenery in the landscape painting. The shapes are not as clearly defined sometimes in nature, so I can easily get lost. Please excuse the quality of some of the photography of the paintings.
First up is my FAVORITE painting to date. It is of my sister, Mandy. I spent the most time on this capturing the details.
Next up is my mom. What I love most about this painting is her eyes! She has the most beautiful eyes. The most challenging part was adding in the natural grey highlights she has and of course, hands. I think most budding artists can agree that hands are challenging.
This is my oldest sister Elizabeth. She is defending her dissertation for graduate school in this picture. I absolutely loved the photo so much that I had to paint it and I gifted it to her for her birthday. She proudly hangs it on her wall, which means the world to me.
This is my sister Megan. I plan to re-do this one. She deserves a better one, but I wanted to include her anyway.
This painting is of my cousin Amber, who is like a sister. I saw this picture on her instagram and had to paint it! She looks so beautiful, so symmetrical, and a little like Michael Jackson (which I LOVE). The original photo is black and white, so it was a challenge converting it to color. I did my best though.
Here are two portraits I did of my son, Ethan. I could paint him all day. Blake needs a painting still, but time is so limited these days. Both of the below paintings are oil on Masonite boards.
I did one of Paul and I, but it’s so bad, I will spare you the image ha.
I want to shout out my amazing teacher that has patiently helped me to learn to paint, his name is Charles Anderson. He is truly incredible!
Which one is your favorite? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for reading.