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  • Graphite Portrait Progress : Claire – Start to Finish

    April
    17
    2008

    I have tossed around the idea of painting on webcam again, especially since I’m working on so many portraits at the moment. I’ll definitely let you know if I decide to do that and give you a link so you can pop in and watch me painting live in my studio.

    Yesterday I decided to just snap photos of Claire’s portrait as I progressed and show you all of the stages I go through during a drawing session. If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to draw a portrait, I’m not sure that I am a very good teacher – but if you pick up more on visual cues, you’ll be good to go.

    My supplies are very simple – an Ebony extra smooth drawing pencil, a set of Kimberly drawing pencils (a nice variety of hard and soft leads for shading and defined lines), a white block eraser, a kneaded eraser, sharpener, acid free archival drawing paper and a sock, so you don’t get yourself too messy during the process.

    I started out measuring and marking the size, 4″ x 6″ on my pad, and worked in the line drawing:

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    1 Dog, 3 Cats, 2 Birds and a Girl

    April
    14
    2008

    Many, many portrait sketches = lots and lots of art to create this week!

    Here’s what’s on my easel:

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    Badger is a certified therapy dog, she is allllways happy. I love that she’s smiling for her portrait. This will be an 8×8 oil portrait.

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    This is Morris, an orange tabby who recently crossed over the rainbow bridge.  He’ll also be done in oils, on a 6×6 canvas.

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    I’ve painted Callie before, but this portrait of her will have much more meaning since it is in loving memory.  Another 6×6 oil portrait.
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    Simba is a stunning orange tabby. Also in oil on 6×6 chunky wrapped canvas.

     

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    This yellow-sided green cheeked conure is Kiwi, she’s also having a 6×6 oil portrait. Kiwi and Boo (below) belong to Lisa’s daughter – these are a birthday surprise. So ssssh.

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    Boo was a beautiful parrotlet that passed away, her portrait pairs with Kiwi’s in 6×6.

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    This pose of Claire is just gorgeous, big curls falling down into her face – this is the line drawing for a 4×6 graphite drawing that All Adither won in January for giving me the bestest birthday wish.

    Want a custom oil painting for $100?

    March
    9
    2007

    custom monochromatic oil painting original art leanne wildermuthI have alot of monochromatic paintings in my portfolio – but only one of them is an animal. After I finished that last series of monochromatic rainbow kids, I decided I wanted to offer up some custom 10″ x 10″ gallery wrapped monochromatics for $100 each.

    My kids each want one of their own in their favorite colors to hang in their bedroom. I think it’s a cool idea, because it’s something they can hang onto when they get their own place. (I’m such a forward thinker, huh? lol)

    I’d love to add a few pet monochromatics to that section of my portfolio, so I’ll leave this pricing open to either people or animal/pet portraits. It’s a pretty simple process, really – you pick the color, send me a photo (single subject), and I paint a cool custom portrait in oils and send it to you ready to hang on a gallery wrapped canvas.

    I’ll keep this offer open until the end of March, so if you’d like to order a custom monochromatic by then just contact me and let me know. (or just go ahead & place your order.)

    Exhibit Update

    March
    3
    2007

    I’ve finally got all of my painting scans pieced together and uploaded to my portfolio, so I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what is on display with more quality images than the initial window display photo in my “Now on Exhibit” post.

    I posted the Great Blue Heron scan here in my blog because the image in my portfolio is really pretty small.

    Here are all the thumbs (linked to their painting details in my portfolio):


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    Great Blue Heron


    custom monochromatic red oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic orange oil painting girl boy child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic yellow oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art

    custom monochromatic green oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic blue oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic violet purple oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art
    Monochromatic Rainbow Silly Kids


    still life oil painting blackberry fruit food eye ate it series  still life oil painting brown m&m candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting goldfish cracker food eye ate it series  still life oil painting clear gummy bear candy food eye ate it series

    still life oil painting yellow dot candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting tootsie roll candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting rolo rolos candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting walnut food eye ate it series

    still life oil painting green jujyfruit candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting choclate teddy graham candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting yellow sour patch kid candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting mini chips ahoy candy food eye ate it series

    still life oil painting blue kissable candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting yellow starburst lemon candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting purple skittle skittles candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting green swedish fish candy food eye ate it series
    “Eye Ate It” Series
    View these paintings in my portfolio
    Buy “Eye Ate It” paintings in my shop


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    Kiki the Calico Cat


    All paintings © 2007 Leanne Wildermuth, All rights reserved.

    All of these oroginal oil paintings are available for purchase, feel free to contact me if you’re interested in purchasing any of them.

    Now On Exhibit!

    February
    28
    2007

    If you’d like to “walk around”, click the pic for the (not narrated) video, walking up to the display and all that fun stuff you would get to do if you were HERE. (Update: I converted the thing to a windows media file and it’s much smaller and faster loading, sorry about that humongo file!) I’ll get back over there when the tags go up, in the evening, when there isn’t a funky glare from the street.

    These are all available for purchase, so if you’re interested in any of them you can contact me for pricing and I can give you the number to call MidCoast Fine Arts to purchase through the gallery.

    Violet Monochromatic : Jayden

    February
    19
    2007

    “You’re turning violet, Violet!” kept going through my head during my Chickeymonkey’s purple portrait painting session today. Of course the moment I completed Caitlin’s yesterday, she was right beside me saying “paint me NOW.” She couldn’t wait to be purple! And now, she is my little purple Chickeymonkey.

    This is the final portrait in this series of six oil paintings for my exhibit. I’ve got quite a lot of work to do yet, but it does feel good to have this whole concept finally down on canvas to giggle over. It’s a happy series, playful – joyful – colorful kids. Here they all are in my studio together:

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    I hope they bring a smile to your face, too!

    Blue Monochromatic : Caitlin

    February
    18
    2007

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    Number 5 of 6, my very own gigglehead Catybug in a pretty blue monochromatic portrait. I won’t tell you what she was giggling about, she’d probably disown me, or at least frown really big and cross her arms. (You know, she’s ten.)

    Did you know that I offer a custom 8″ x 8″ monochromatic portrait package for just $140? You can see my portrait packages right here, if you wanna look.

    Green Monochromatic : Evan

    February
    17
    2007

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    Here’s Evan, he’s the fourth of six 10″ x 10″ pieces in this series of monochromatic paintings that will be on exhibit. Two more to go in this series and then I’ll be completing Kiki and then – last but definitely not least, the Heron.

    Yellow Monochromatic : Austin

    February
    16
    2007

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    Halfway done now – this is my little yellow dude, Austin. He’s number three of six in the series.

    (Can you see where I’m going with this?)

    Other tidbits – this is my 16th painting of the year (47 days into the year). I have 11 days and 11 hours to have all of my exhibit pieces ready to hang, and either 5 or 17 more paintings to complete, depending on how things go over the next few days.

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