From Portraits

Eltringham Kids

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I think this was one of the hardest paintings I’ve ever done! This was a birthday present for Mike’s mom. The photo was taken at after one of Mike’s shows at the DC Improv (his whole family surprised him for his 30th birthday!) The lighting isn’t great, but I tried to make do!

Original photo:

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The painting in its new home!

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The Miller Family

 

Miller Family

This was actually a special commission (I don’t offer this size anymore) of a 16×20″ painting. I had a lot of fun working this big, and my friend was gracious enough to send me a couple photos of the painting framed hanging up in her in-law’s house!

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Original photo:

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Rocky

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This painting was for an old coworker of his mom and their late dog, Rocky. I had a lot of fun capturing the leaves and trees on their hike. It was a challenge to capture all the detail I could in a 5×7 painting, but I’m really happy with how it came out!

Original photo:

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Judi

Judi

I love this photo of Judi. I spent some time trying to capture her face – I had a hard time making her not look like Julia Roberts! (I still think you can totally see the resemblance.)

Judi was the winner for my very first portrait giveaway. Thanks, Judi!

Original photo:

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Andre

Andre

This is Andre, and I love his shirt and pose! This painting was such a challenge, but I absolutely love how it came out. The reference photo is a little blurry, which always makes a likeness a little difficult, but I think I managed to capture him!

Original photo:

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Amy and Mya

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My cousin and her beautiful baby girl! A Father’s Day gift for her dad. Mya’s sweet little face was a challenge, but I love painting people at fun angles. Plus she’s wearing a feisty animal print tank!

I changed Amy’s hair by request. The photo reference was from an Instagram photo, so I took a little liberty to fill out the frame with some color.

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