One of the things I’ve noticed about the reference images I work with is that a good amount of them have a cloudy or gray sky. This is a typical New Jersey sky, and while good for photographing (less shadow), it’s not very uplifting. The first thing I paint in any portrait is the sky, […]
There are some house portraits that are particularly satisfying, such as this Winter scene with Christmas decorations. The way the colors blended at the horizon and the snow on the trees make me happy. This painting clearly says “it’s Winter”. Can you feel the cold air?