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Asia & Dave’s Kids

Dave & Asia's Kids

A surprise gift for my brother and sister in law, this is my nephews Tyler and Adam, and my twin nieces Hailey and Lyndsay. I used a couple of different photos of them from their Disney vacation a few years ago (had to do some Facebook stalking for pics!).

Acrylic on canvas, 24×30, painted in 2013.

Reference photos below:

The girls

The girls

The boys

The boys

Photoshopped together

Photoshopped together

And an extra one of Adam because he was making a goofy face in the other pic.

And an extra one of Adam because he was making a goofy face in the other pic.

 

 

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Maddy in the Lake

Maddy in the LakeA portrait of my great-niece Maddy splashing in the lake, for her second birthday. Granted, it’s really more of a present for her mom and dad, but years from now, when she’s forgotten all the toys and outgrown all the clothes, the family will still cherish this painting. :)

Funny… they always tell actors not to work with kids and pets, and they’re both my favorite to work with.

Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 16×20.

Maddy's Reference Photo.

Maddy’s Reference Photo.

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Sisters

Sisters

This is an oldie… painted while I was in college of my three nieces. Some of it was painted while they sat for me, some from a variety of photos, because asking very active girls, then age 2 through 12, to sit still long enough to take their photo is hard enough, let alone sit for a portrait. ;)

Painted in 1993-ish. Oil on board, 18×24. Apologies for the blurry photo… I took the pic with my phone.

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Self Portrait with Trevor

Self-portrait with Trevor

I’m not crazy about this one, but I’m ready to call it done. It was mostly painted for practice, since I haven’t painted many people recently. And it’s a reminder why I love painting animals. There’s no egos involved. I don’t want to paint the skin folds on my chin and neck. But skin folds are adorable on a pug or boxer or bloodhound or bulldog. Lucky little furballs. ;)

The reference photo wasn’t a good choice. ¬†Trevor’s face, and mine, were at odd angles, and I had to amp up the shadows a bit, since the original pic was taken with a flash. Flash tends to wash out shadows. Natural lighting is best, since it has more depth.

Painted in 2013, acrylic on canvas board, 11×14.

Reference photo.

Reference photo.

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Sarah, Eddie and Toby James

Sarah, Eddie and Toby JamesThis was a wedding gift for my niece Sarah, of her, her husband Eddie and their golden retriever Toby James. But I didn’t want to wait until her wedding to give it to her, so I told her the frame was her shower gift and the painting their wedding gift, and gave it early. I’m not known for my patience. ;)

It was my first time painting people portraits in ages, and I think the first time I painted a guy, ever. 2011. Acrylic on canvas, 24×36.

There were tears. Mission accomplished. :)

There were tears. Mission accomplished. :)

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