Coffee with Art: Commissions and Character Portraits

So… I am dumb. Like, REALLY dumb. Like I am so frustrated with myself for being so dumb! Yesterday, I was researching how commissions online worked, and during my research, something just clicked for me. What’s my favorite thing to paint? Realistic portraits. Whenever I got paid to make a custom piece of art for…

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Portrait Series: My Self Portrait – 2019

Hey all, If you would like to participate, I have an activity for you. Please look at the oil painting below for five minutes and think of all the words and emotions that come to mind as you look at it. Or don’t. This is my first finished painting of 2019. I don’t do self…

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30 Day Lip Challenge: Day 13/ Expressions Again

Hey all. So I did manage to post today’s exercise today. I didn’t like any of the pictures I was seeing on the internet and I didn’t have a mirror (correction, I didn’t want to stand in front of one while straining myself). So I took pictures of myself making a few expressions.

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30 Day Lip Challenge Progress

Good morning! So, a few days ago, I posted a 30 Day Art Challenge with the theme being lips. This is to improve my art, particularly lips because I felt that in my portraits, the lips haven’t always been the strongest. I’ve been posting them on Instagram, but I’m strongly considering only posting them on…

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Why I Copy

Spoiler Alert: It’s because I’m Insane.

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30 Portraits in Some Time Frame or Another: Portrait 5 and the Stibbert Museum

I started this painting yesterday and finished it this evening. This is a study of William Bouguereau’s “A Dream of Spring”. For this excercise, I decided to paint a portrait where the eyes are more open. The last two portraits I did, the subject was looking down so their eyes were obscured. Painting eyes without making…

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30 Portraits 30 Day Challenge: Day 3

Hey all. Haven’t had a chance to get the paint I need. I know I will not tomorrow because I have a long day of classes ahead of me tomorrow. So, I decided to draw a portrait instead. This is Madonna from Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Madonna of the Rocks”. Like in the spirit of Da…

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30 Portraits in 30 Days Challenge: Day 2

So, today, still wanting to keep with making copies of paintings with high contrast, I made a Carvaggio copy this time. This is Judith’s face from Carvaggio’s “Judith Beheading Holofernes.” While I personally, like this better than my Girl With a Girl Earring copy, from yesterday, it’s not perfect, obviously, you look at this and…

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