Category Archives: Portraits

AquaVember 2016 Portraits

I just finished the AquaVember challenge again in November. I created a new watercolor piece every day that month. My favorites are probably the portraits from the 30 piece series. I’ll probably post some more pieces later, but I really wanted to post these right now.

The Doctor Who Fan


Watercolors. 9×12 inches.

A lighter approach for me.

April. The Toned Portrait.

9x12. Prismacolor Pencils

9×12. Prismacolor Pencils

This is actually an old piece, but I didn’t post it here for some reason. I created this portrait with a live model in about two hours. You can do some amazing things with toned paper. The trick is to use the smooth side though. I usually purchase Canson Pastel paper and one side has a tooth to it. I would love to create more toned pieces, but I’m really trying to paint as much as I can. I’ve obviously been trying to paint with watercolors and I’m teaching myself how to use oils. I will always love the control that you have with drawing though. Oils is an interesting medium and hopefully I’ll post a decent oil piece soon. I have a lot to learn.



Lizanne. 9×12. Watercolour

I actually finished this piece during the Summer of 2012. I don’t know why it took me so long to upload it here though. I was probably trying to wait until I could photograph it. The scan added a lot of yellow to the image unfortunately.


9x12 Watercolour Portrait.

After applying layers and layers of watercolour, this image continues to be soft. Do I really need solid opaque layers though?


9x12 Watercolour portrait.


Yes, I’m still around. I’ve been working on portraits and paintings a lot lately. I’ll eventually flood my blog with the new work. I’ve been told that I don’t paint, but I actually draw with paint. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or what. I am self-trained, so I have a hybrid technique I guess.

Anyways, I’m still available for commissions. Serious inquires can be sent to:

Hello World!

“Marley” 9×12 Watercolor

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I’m also available for commissions. Serious inquires can be sent to: