A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar cotton panel. I had the wonderful privilege of painting a new mom with her baby boy. It’s a surprise for her, a gift from the baby’s grandma. So this painting was done from a photograph. But I was immediately taken with the eyes of…

She Was a Daydreamer

She Was a Daydreamer – 9 x 12 inch mixed media on gessobord This was a fun painting, with a mixture of art ingredients, like acrylic paint, metallic silver paint, black gesso, and graphite…even some use of stencils. It’s a grungy mix of vintage and modern, a mix of monochromatic and color. I love her…

A Portrait of Alegria

Alegria – 8 x 10 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand Gessobord panel I am taking another quick online class, called Freeing Your Inner Frida. I am inspired by Frida’s story of making art, in spite of pain and hardship. And I also love her sense of style, her colorful jewelry, the flowers in her hair.…

Mercy, Inira, and Ayana

It was a wonderful week of painting practice! I am loving the exploration into different skin tones, and mixing and layering colors to achieve some light and depth to my portraits.  Mercy – 5 x 7 inch acrylic painting on gessobord   My sister took this photograph of a young girl in Nairobi last year.…

Neema, Imani, and Zoya

I am so pleased to share my newest portraits. Here is Neema, Imani, and Zoya…each with such beautiful skin tones. I had such a great time painting these, learning so much from my portrait painting class, and having fun experimenting with a different paint palette.  Neema – 5 x 7 inch acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord Imani…

Girl in Blue

In one of my recent online classes, we were encouraged to get “Under the Influence”… which means taking an artist we admire and seeing how they made art, learn their story, follow in their footsteps, while adding our own brush strokes to the mix. For my assignment, I decided to make a version of Rik Wouter’s…

Dorothea

Dorothea – 8 x 10 inch acrylic on Raymar Panel (SOLD, thank you!) I am so excited to show you my new work.  I am working on creating different skin tones in my latest portraits, and for this one, I used a Raymar panel for the very first time…and I really love it! I love…