Portrait paintings below use client's photos for reference. They are painted in watercolor and gouache. Several oil paintings on canvas ,The Wedding Dance and male portrait are rendered in oil paint
The New Dress
This watercolor was a challenge with soft red hair on a model wearing a red dress with metallic asian designs. This is watercolor, graphite and gauche on toned paper.
Two little sisters like small dolls in an embrace. The older child already seems protective of her sister. Although from a modern photo, it seems from long ago with the lace dresses and muted tones.
This watercolor was all delicate tones and the hair was very similar in tone to the skin.
The Mardi Gras couple
This oil painting began as a commission taken from a casual snapshot taken of a spontaneous dance after the wedding. It was magical.
This New Orleans couple made and wore smashing costumes each year. This watercolor was photographed half completed. The lady is still shown with graphite and white before color was added to her image. I had cusotdy of the costumes in my studio for a few weeks while completing this painting.
My favorite oil painting; so much is coming through this image,