This is the portrait of my nephew that I mentioned yesterday: It was not done free-hand, of course–I suck at drawing. Instead, I took an existing photo of Riley and used Photoshop to simplify the lines and brighten up the colors and contrast. After printing it out, I charcoaled the back of the paper, then […]
I wanted to paint this weekend, but I couldn’t settle on a subject, which is what I’m finding to be the hardest part of this new hobby of mine. That, and the fact that my last two paintings (the Japanese Maple and a portrait of my nephew) came out so good that I’m now afraid […]
It’s January 10th, and I’m already out of ideas for post topics. Ack! So, here’s a picture of one of my favorite paintings–of the ones painted by me, that is. It’s a Japanese maple tree, and I painted it based on a photograph that I saw on Pinterest.
I’m a huge fan of Wine and Canvas. It’s a three hour class where you can order food and drink while an artist walks you through a really cool painting from start to finish. They provide the paints, brushes and canvas, you just bring an open mind and a sense of fun. I’ve been to […]