Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Simple Portrait Business - Andrew Daniel



I have been practicing portrait painting from photographs with the thought that I might start a portrait painting business online. My thought was that if I streamline the process I could make it possible to set up a steady flow of small inexpensive commissions. This could help me transition into a more reliable artistic income vs. working so many hours as a care provider. So far I have been having a lot of fun working with fast drying casein paint, it's like watercolor but is opaque. 

The source photos were taken from an app I found called sktcher. People post photos of themselves and others draw them. It is a hoot!

If you are interested in having a portrait done, you can contact me at

There are very specific rules tho.
- the portrait must be close up, (head or head and shoulders)
- the subject must be a human being
- if you really want something nice try to avoid head on flash photography, and send me a few photos to choose from

Price is 70$ for a Casien painting 9" x 12"
          Or 150$ for an Oil painting 9" x 12"

Friday, November 18, 2016

"Innocence" by Joyce Jonte

Graphite on arches 140 lb.
11" by 15"

To purchase message me at Joyce Jonte Fine Artist FB

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Copying a Master

Since I never seem to finish paintings, I thought I aught to at least share what I'm doing in my studio, because I am working... This week I'm copying a painting by Jack Wilkinson Smith.

I Have felt like I needed to take myself back to school, Smith seemed like the right teacher. It has been really challenging, trying to push my colors and values and to get things to flow in the effortless manner that he does. This has been truly a master class. I might try an Edgar Payne next...

Friday, November 4, 2016

"Striped Swimsuit" by Joyce Jonte

"Striped Swimsuit"
14.5" by 7.5"

Watercolor and gouache on Baltic birch. To purchase message me on Joyce Jonte Fine Artist FB.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

"Marci In Her Living Room," by Alicia Tredway

8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel.  Our group painted inside and Marci is the model.  For more information or to bid click here sold

Friday, October 28, 2016

"Attentive" by Joyce Jonte

"Attentive "
7.25" by 5.25"
Watercolor and gouache on poplar

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

"Ralphie & Ipad," by Alicia Tredway

Our plein air group met with rainy weather so we painted in Ralphie's studio and she was kind enough to pose.  8 x 10 oil on linen panel.

Friday, October 21, 2016

"Graceful" by Joyce Jonte

11" by 22"
Graphite on rag paper

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Stream With Alders by Andrew Daniel

Stream With Alders by Andrew Daniel
Oil on canvas 12" x 12"

This was an interesting experiment for me. I wanted to try using a Japanese composition technique called Notan. This is where the painting is devided into shadow shapes and light shapes, both need to be interesting compositionally. Then I built up the shadow and the light while being conscious of retaining their opposing identities.

The stream had looked overwhelmingly complex, but this device helped me to break it down and maintain some drama.

"Road Behind Benbow Inn," by Alicia Tredway

6 x 8 oil on linen panel. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

"Yearning" by Joyce Jonte

11" by 19" graphite on rag paper.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

"Off Machi Road," by Alicia Tredway

9 x 12 oil on panel lead prime.  This was painted while staying at the Beachcomber motel in Shelter Cove.  There was a painting every direction that I looked.

Friday, October 7, 2016

"Looking Forward" by Joyce Jonte

"Looking Forward"
7.25" by 4.75"
Watercolor and gouache on poplar.

To purchase message me on Joyce Jonte Fine Artist, FB

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

"Two Goats," by Alicia Tredway

12 x 9 oil on linen panel.  These two goats were right next to my motel in Shelter Cove.  I loved their classy little goat house and how friendly they were.  Both stayed put almost the whole painting session.

Friday, September 30, 2016

"Proud" by Joyce Jonte

Watercolor on illustration board
8" by 10"

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

'The Lake, Fog' by Jim McVicker

After my workshop at the Morris Graves Lake property I had 7 wonderful full days of painting. It gave me the chance to complete four larger works. 'The Lake, Fog'  30x36

Friday, September 23, 2016

"Iris" by Joyce Jonte

4" by 9.5"
Watercolor on Arches hot press.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Abiquiu Adobe by Rachel K Schlueter

Oil on 7x9 panel
Painted quick as I could...Pressed for time because we had an appointment to tour the great Georgia O'Keeffe's home a bit later. This is my excuse for unintentionally leaving out a most important element in the composition, the three huge crosses that stand to the right of the holy place. I dove into the painting without sketching for size and see what happens? I was so dang excited about being this close to Georgia O'Keeffe! I'm going back to paint it again and as a thank you donate it to the local library if it's good enough.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"Behind Redway School," by Alicia Tredway

Plein air group painted by the elementary school in Redway. 11 x 14 oil on panel lead prime.