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The Muse – Portrait of my dear wife.

I sketch and draw my family members quite a bit.  Although it has become less in the past few years.  It is specially hard to get the children (teenage and adults) to pose now.  Painting is a little more elaborate and requires setup and time from the model, therefore I get very little cooperation on that from family members.   This painting was done from a photograph from 12 years ago,  it will replace the  charcoal drawing of my wife that hangs in our house.

Here is a Video Link of the making of the painting.

The Anchored Red Boat

This painting was an exercise in background manipulation.  This painting went through several iterations.  I tried the background full of stacked houses first, then removed the background houses and replaced it with a large hill and then finally I settled for this one with few houses on one side and the wide expanse of the sky.  Of course the star of this painting is the red boat.  The orange/red contrast with the purple/blue shadow and water was a lot of fun.

 

A mountain of Gold

I saw a photograph on Pinterest that was much bigger, with rivers and all.  I was drawn to the golden evening sunlight on the mountains.  I zoomed into the mountains and adjusted the shapes of the mountain a little to my taste.  So here it is.  Enjoy!