Black and White Oil Portraits

Pet Portrait Art Here are some of the black and white portraits I completed last week. First, if the client’s image had a very busy background behind the subject, I replaced it with a more simple design. A gradient background often works well with a light and dark end to simulate a light source in…

Lisa Lopez

“Looks like I may be going out in public more pretty soon, so I had to up my mask game and get fancy ones with a filter. This one was designed by my very talented elementary school classmate, Laura Leatherwood, who is a professional artist and designed Rene’s business cards a few years ago. Her…

Fees

Professional Service Fees Professional design rates are $35 an hour. This fee is in addition to the cost of software subscriptions, stock images, fonts, art supplies, and miscellaneous fees associated with the design project. Rush jobs, holidays, and overtime are accrued at twice the normal design rate. It is customary to pay a non-refundable deposit…

Integrity T-shirt Offered at Amazon

I have to thank this customer who provided images of himself wearing one of my T-shirt designs at Amazon. The T-shirt is called Expressions – Integrity and is offered in a men’s or woman’s T-shirt. It comes in short and long sleeves in a variety of sizes and colors too. If you would like this…

Artist Block is Real

As with a writer with writer’s block, an artist can have a problem with creative flow as well. Artists deal with this artist block in a multitude of ways. For me, shopping for a new tube of paint is sometimes all I need to put me back in the mood. Sizing up the variety of…

Basic Understanding of Colors

If you visit any art or craft store, you can pick up something called a color wheel. It is usually a cardboard disk with colors of the light spectrum. It is a great visual aid in seeing how paint colors mix together. For instance, it will show if you combine green and yellow together, the…