Portrait Commission

This is the final portrait commission I’d been working on. It was painted from reference photos, provided by the commissioner, using Procreate.  

I use the same process for acrylic or digital paintings. I do a detailed drawing and value study first. Then, I paint in the base colors and work from thin to thick.

Detailed drawing using Procreate.

Detailed drawing using Procreate.

Portrait painted using Procreate.

Portrait painted using Procreate.

Quick Tips For Drawing Hands

I’ve been working on a digital portrait commission that includes some hand drawing. It made me think a quick tip tutorial may be helpful to anyone who struggles with drawing hands. If you like this and would like to see more, or if you would like to know how to draw something specific, please let me know and I may do a tutorial or tip sheet on it in the future.

A Quick Tip Sheet For Drawing Hands.

A Quick Tip Sheet For Drawing Hands.

New SUP Acrylic Painting

I believe this one is done for now. It’s 7 x 5” acrylic painting on a cradled wood panel. I still have to apply a varnish. I find it’s easier to photo paintings before the varnish is applied. I’ll be taking some nicer photos of this one when the weather clears up outside. Hope you enjoy the colors and how they play on the water as much as I did.

Two friends SUPing together

Two friends SUPing together

Kualoa Ranch Farm Fair 2019!

I’m so very happy and excited to share one of my projects with you. I was very lucky to be asked to create the Food and Beverage Staff shirt for this years Farm Fair, which starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday. Please stop by and enjoy some great food by Chef Kimo and his staff.

2019 Kualoa Farm Fair t-shirt Design for Food and Beverage.

2019 Kualoa Farm Fair t-shirt Design for Food and Beverage.

News and Updates!

I just wanted to post an update for you.

I have a couple projects in the works that I can’t post yet. I’m hoping I get the green light this week so cross your fingers for me. They loved what I showed them but the higher up approval process can take time.

I’m currently talking with another client about possible work as well. They have introduced me to Twitch, which after some research, I’ve found I can actually live stream from my iPad! This is pretty cool so I’m looking into it for possible live drawing and tutorials in the future.

I’m also still working on this websites searchability. I’ve added a testimonial slider at the bottom of the page. I’ll be updating it as I find more recommendations and reviews. If you’ve purchased something in the past or I’ve done work for you, please use the contact form to send me a review, your url link and a star rating if you’d like 1-5 and I will update it to the slider. As always, please share this site with others to help me improve web search results. I’m a one woman show and it’s hard to make an impression.

I’m also in the process of securing a printer. Mine failed again so I need to look into other options. The good news is I may be able to offer affordable prints soon in my Shop. More on this later. It’s still in the works.

I want to give a huge thank you to followers and friends who have stuck with me over the years. Thank you for your patience and kindness. I’m wishing all of you a great week.