Sunday, September 9, 2012

Ethan and Family 2: Black Lines

THE HARDEST part of any painting is getting the images that capture personality, energy, and story. Once I have the images I can work with the composition, playing with the juxtapositions of hard/soft, straight/curved, dark/light, and playful/serious. I'm loving this one. It's a little top-left heavy right now, but I will solve that when I put in the background colors.


  1. Your portraits have been stunning and this one is no exception! I am soooo loving the composition. And you have certainly succeeded in capturing "personality, energy, and story" in this one!

  2. This painting will surely be a family heirloom! Can't wait to see the progress .