Monday, March 31, 2008


Finally, I'm back with much more painting time after our 2-week spring break! We had a spring day of about 6 inches of snow here in MN, so it was a great day to be in the studio finishing this painting. My client wanted me to do sort of an impression (without details - only suggestions) of her husband and son and daughter. Mom is a gorgeous woman whose parents are from Sri Lanka, and the husband is Caucasian. The two children have the beautiful mocha, olive skin their Mom has, and we wanted to portray that. I did a few other abstract paintings about a year ago that can be seen on my site, and my client wanted something much like those.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Sorrento Street

I finally finished my client's Italian street scene from the coastal town of Sorrento. I was there in the summer of 1994, and it was so very charming and beautiful. I tried to keep a looseness throughout and put lots of color and energy into it as requested by my client. Hope she likes it!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


I've made some progress in my painting commission this week. Hard finding the time! Kids are on a two-week spring break, so it will be sketchy. Just wanted to show you the work so far. My client wanted some kind of street scene, cafe scene - something with people and color. It needed to be a vertical for a 40x30" for the space the client wants to put it. I've reworked the right side tables and people 4 times now finally getting them positioned with the right perspective. I will be adding a few more people and action more in the background and will be working the architectural elements more, too. I'm trying to keep it loose, colorful, and with fun textures...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


...on that big 30x40 street scene! I will post a picture soon when I make a little more progress on it. Hope to get more done tomorrow. Check back in the next day or so!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Sorry, no new posts...

Please check back here again soon. The sickness I had spread to family, so I've been playing nurse and covering other areas of family life and not getting time to paint. I have classes tomorrow and hope to get started on a very large commission I have (30x40). Maybe I'll work on something smaller for class - not sure, yet. Thanks for your patience!