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A Happy Birthday Portrait

Today is a special day.  And to mark this special day, Tom and Amy McNamara, Bob and Chris McNamara and Cyndi and Young Song have asked me to paint a portrait for their sister Sue.  It is her birthday!  The subject? … Continue reading

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I (Heart) Rearranging Faces

It’s amazing what a huge difference a couple of millimeters can make when painting a portrait.  For example, Grace didn’t look as much like Grace until I moved her eyes down two millimeters.  I also moved one of her eyes … Continue reading

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Back to humans…at least for now…

I just started four more small paintings.  I’ll be sharing the other three in future posts.  The first one  is a portrait  of my sister Harmony.  When I saw this picture of her, it was intriguing to me. I took … Continue reading

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