Shortly after moving to Baltimore, I had the pleasure of meeting Shlomi. He makes custom furniture which can be seen at his furniture store, Kaya Furniture Design, here in Fells Point. His impressive furniture is what drew me into his shop intially, from the moment I met him he and his wife Jill have welcomed me to Baltimore. I am honored to have my paintings displayed among his beautiful furniture. This drawing is of his youngest daugher Shoshi, who is a promising young artist, with her Grandmother.
Orchids in a Lions Bowl. 18x24 inches oil on canvas
I've been wanting to work on a painting that I could take beyond a study for some time now. Having a place to set something up and creating a schedule that allows me to work on one project regularly has been challanging. Between moving, switching jobs, and returning to study, this is the first painting I've finished in years. I painted this over the course of months, working on it when I've had time. In retrospect, I accidentally took the long road. I'm calling this one done, and I am looking forward to moving on to the next one!
Portraits of your children is such a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary! It was a pleasure to be asked to draw these.
Portrait of Bryce 8"x10" charcoal & white chalk on paper
Portrait of Brayden 8"x10" charcoal & white chalk on paper
Portrait of Meabh 8"x10" charcoal & white chalk on paper
Here are the portraits all together right before sending them off to the family. Happy Anniversary! Cheers!!
The Palette & Chisel's show, Portraits of the Palette, will be opening Friday the 15 from 6-9. If you aren't already going to Holiday Party, please come by! Treat yourself to great paintings and company, what more do you need? The show will run until January 7; so no worries if you can't make it Friday. I will be showing the following portraits, and I hope to see you there! Happy Holidays!!
Brittnay oil on canvas 8"x10"
Eleanore and Henry charcoal and white chalk 9"x12"
Is there a sweeter way to celebrate your wedding anniversay than portraits of your children?!?!
Eleanore 9"x12" charcoal on paper
Henry 9"x12" charcoal on paper
Here are the portraits in their frames. Happy Anniversary!!!
I feel very fortunate to have graduated from The Florence Academy of Art. During my time there I met inspirational artists that still encourage my artistic pursuits today. They are having an art auction, "Drawing on the Masters". It is a fundraiser to support their educational programs, the pieces are either copies of master drawings or original works that were influenced by a master drawing. I wanted to contrubite so I squeezed in a little copy of Peter Paul Rubens:) The art work that I've seen for the show is stunning, check it out if you can:) I hope the auction goes well!
Here is my copy of Peter Paul Rubens' Study for Christ for ‘The Elevation of the Cross', 5"x7" pencil & white chalk.
I finally made it to another open studio this weekend. It's been a while since I've painted from a model, it's great practice. Emily posed during The Palette and Chisel's open house, which if you came out Saturday thank you for leaving your house in the pouring rain. Another benefit of making it to an open studio is I was able to see their current show, Open House Chicago, there are some really nice pieces and it's healthy to get out of your own workspace for a while and see what other people are doing. The show features mainly Chicago themed works and will be up until October 22, stop by if you can!
Here is my study of Emily, it's 8''x 10'' oil on panel.