Selfie in Santa Fe

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

First portrait / self-portrait… It took 7 (!) sessions to get to this, and they were all really terrifying! I wasn’t sure I could get to something decent, so I am really happy with this.

Arthub Fall 2020

Excited to participate in my first gallery exhibit! I joined the Nashua Area Artists’ Association recently and submitted a few works for the fall show in their member gallery. Quite fun to see my art in the world and check out other artists’ works.

Peonies, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas
Copper Pots, 12″ x 16″, oil on canvas, Peonies, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas
Skull and Roses, 12″ x 16″, oil on canvas
Gardenias, 12″ x 12″, oil on canvas

Leopard Print Headband (self portrait)

I’m too afraid to sketch or paint others (in case I make them look terrible) so I’m planning on only making self portraits or pictures of strangers until I get better. This doesn’t look exactly like me but the distortion looks pretty good anyway. šŸ™‚

Tomato the Cat

8″ x 8″, oil on canvas

It’s my niece’s 9th birthday tomorrow šŸ’• so IĀ  made her a petite portrait of her cat Tomato

Eye (self portrait)

Starting small before I try to make a full portrait

Hiro at Salisbury Beach

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

I liked the sketch I made of my pup so decided to make the painting. This was from a photo taken at Salisbury Beach. I used a limited palette with only 5 colors: burnt umber, French ultramarine, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, and titanium white.

Hiro

My pup Hiro šŸ•šŸ’•

Still Life with Bust

16″ x 20″, oil on canvas

I think I’m going to start painting on bigger canvases for certain subjects.Ā  It was a bit of torture painting all these objects on a 16″ x 20″ canvas …felt like I was painting in miniature.

Bust of Hippocrates

I once covered a shift for a friend in residency so he could go on a vacation to see his family in Greece and when he came back he gave me this bust of Hippocrates as a gift, which I thought was the coolest thing ever. I’ve had him for over 20 years. Usually he is in the office but I brought him home to pose.

Painting

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

I think I’m going to start painting on bigger canvases for certain subjects.Ā  It was a bit of torture painting all these objects on a 16″ x 20″ canvas …felt like I was painting in miniature.