Portrait reveal

Meredith, Olivia and Emile. Aren’t they lovely? I’m really excited about how this portrait came out. I think their affection is apparent, as well as their likeness. The collector loved the painting from the photos I sent, but I’m waiting anxiously to hear how it was received in person (I do that every time I ship a painting!). …

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Christmas Portrait time; Mom and daughter portrait in progress

Hi! I’ve been posting a fair number of landscape paintings lately, but I’m still an American portrait artist. Painting in progress I’m in the mid-phase of this large mom and daughter portrait painting. The expressions are worked out, and now comes the finesse, the paint marks, the decisions about how to support the relationship with …

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Color sketch for a larger portrait painting

I’m doing some portraits to push my skills and process. A lovely friend and her daughter modeled for me for the color sketch, so that I could get their skin color right when working larger. When I only have an hour and a half to get my colors right, I set up my pallet completely …

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Portrait is complete and beautiful, what’s next?

I wish I could post a picture now, but this last portrait is a surprise gift… I’m very excited about how it turned out! I can’t wait to show you all. I was so anxious waiting to hear back from the collector… But this morning I got the “It looks great!!!” Yay, I love that. …

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Portrait painting of mom and daughter. South Dakota artist.

Call or email if you’d like information about portraits. Bigger image.  Here is the finished portrait of my beautiful friends Erika and Seija. Thank you so much for sitting for me (for so long) for the sketches! I’ve been working on this portrait for a while. It’s the first one where I specifically asked someone …

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Light Through the Window. Minnesota and South Dakota portrait paintings.

Space ● SOLD

Light trough the Window | 16×20 in |oil on canvas | (nfs) Portrait Commission Info Were there any good pranks in your life yesterday? My son got me with his first really effective April fools prank. He’s 7, so in the past they’ve been cute and sweet, but this one really got me good. Heath’s in …

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