this 5x7 inch original oil painting.
It’s been quite a week. Last Saturday in a Figure-painting workshop I teach, a
student suggested a certain celebrity as the subject for an upcoming class. I
was doing some preparatory studies for that when a collector stopped by, saw my
sketches and commissioned me on the spot to do a portrait of that celebrity for
their own collection. I have just delivered that commission.
By the way, there are still some openings
in the next figure workshop I’ll be teaching. So if you’re interested contact
me before it fills up.
That workshop begins May 14 and we’ll meet for 5 consecutive Saturday
afternoons from 1 to 3:30 in a large studio at the Irvine Fine Arts Center.
week another collector fell in love with a painting shown on my blog, which had
just been sold. They apparently couldn’t live without it, and commissioned to
do a similar painting for their own collection. That commission has also been
completed and shipped.
Also this week
an award-winning author from San Francisco contacted me and purchased the
rights to use one of my paintings on the cover of his new book. Watch this blog
for details and a link to his site when his book is published later this year.
And a recently
retired couple in Florida contacted me to arrange for a painting of themselves
for a new home they’ve just purchased, while another couple inquired about a
large nude for their new home. I’m still discussing details on both of those commissions,
and I’m always happy to work from photos supplied by a client or from my own
This week I
was also invited to participate in the inaugural Airstream Fine Art
Invitational, which runs in conjunction with Alumapalooza in Jackson Center,
Ohio beginning in late May. The show is by invitation only to some of the top
living landscape artists including Scott Lloyd Anderson, Len Chmiel, Brent
Cotton, Peter Fiore, Tim Horn, and Romona Youngquist. I’m honored to be
included and I am looking forward to it.
It’s been a
fun and fulfilling week. Hope yours has been the same.
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org