Sunday, 5 October 2014


"Elephant" - acrylic on canvas. Oct 2014

This was my first attempt at painting an Elephant and I am so happy with how it turned out. I just started exploring the world of Acrylic Paints and it has been fun and challenging to learn an entirely new way to paint. 

Old Man

"Old Man" - oil on canvas. Spring 2014

This painting was a lot of fun. It's the first portrait that I did of a complete stranger. I picked this image because I wanted some practice painting wrinkles, spots and other features of an older face. It was really nice not to have the pressure to make the person look perfect and to just have fun moving some paint around. 

Jesus - the Big Lebowski

This is a painting of Jesus from the Big Lebowski that I painted for my husband in the spring of 2014. It's oil on canvas and is proudly displayed in his office at work :) 

Monday, 31 March 2014

Getting Started

I've recently started to paint and one of the free online classes I'm working through suggested starting a blog to serve as a timeline for my work. So here we are!

My first project was a oil painting of my son Seth. I worked off an infant photo. In the photo he's about 12 days old. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. 

Seth Forbes - oil on canvas 8"x10" March 2014. 

My second project is a painting of my daughter. I worked from a photo of her in Mexico (as you can she she's sporting a nice sunburn). In the photo she's about 10 months old. 

Mia Forbes - oil on canvas 15"x15". March 2014. 

That's all for now. I think I might try painting some birds next or maybe an elderly person..