This winter, I started experimenting with acrylics. I’d worked with them many years ago, but stopped using them due to expense and fears of my kids getting into them. There is nothing more exciting than a toddler running away with a fresh tube of paint!
During the fall season of 2002, my mom asked me to do a graphite pencil drawing for her friend, Les. In this case, the portrait was to be a Christmas gift.
This small acrylic portrait painting in the moonlight has an interesting backstory.
A complex pencil portrait involves lots of detail, and is usually a composite of several photos merged into one drawing. Here are a few complex graphite pencil composites that I have done over the years.
Here are a few commissioned pet portraits that were created over the years for customers that wanted to have a special way to remember their fur babies.
Everybody Loves a Good Dog!
Minnesotans and Their Fish