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 versions! I wasn’t sure I could get to something decent, so I am really happy with this.

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

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.

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.

Painting

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

Recreated an old sketch of a hand drawing but this time in paint and of a hand painting. It was my first time making skin tones with paint…challenging but fun.

Cherries

12″ x 12″, oil on canvas

Believe it or not, it was the ramekin that was most difficult to paint. The cherries and tablecloth were a lot easier and much more fun.

Skull and Roses

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

I love Mexican art with skulls and paintings with a “memento mori” theme, so I bought myself a replica skull (and some silk roses) from Etsy to paint. This was done faster than usual for me…I think I’m finally figuring out how to paint flowers.

Living Room

16″ x 20″, oil on canvas

Spending more time at home, so I figured I may as well paint it. I loved making all the tiny things, especially the little paintings.

Toad

12″ x 12″, oil on canvas

Saw this handsome guy on a walk and the kids begged me to paint him šŸ™‚

Still Life with Buddha

12″ x 16″, oil on canvas

I set up this still life because I’ve read that painting sculpture can help you learn to paint portraits and figures. Will be doing more of this before trying to paint an actual person.