Miss Keeley

18x24 Oil on Canvas. Commission

18×24 Oil on Canvas. Commission

This is a commission piece I just finished for my brother of his eldest daughter Keeley. She is such a sweet kid. Like a little old lady in a tiny little girl body. She loves to sing and dance to pop music, draw like her auntie, and take care of everyone all the time. Love her to pieces!

“Riomaggiore”

24x30 oil on exhibition canvas 2015

24×30 oil on exhibition canvas 2015

Riomaggiore, one of my stops in Cinque Terre while visiting Italy in 2014. I have been waiting to find the time to complete this piece for a long, long time. Painting buildings is hard for me. Not because it is technically difficult but because it is so restricting. I enjoy the freedom when painting portraits and landscapes. When painting buildings, your lines must be exact to get the perspective right. It needs to be clean and well thought out. I spent months just drawing this painting out to make sure I had a strong foundation.

I love the colors, I love the moody sky. I love the beautiful grey church with its lovely details. I am so pleased with this painting.

I am even more pleased that I am done painting it!