I am working on a postcard announcing I am taking commissions to paint digital portraits. I needed a new painting for the postcard and did this of my friend Maris from a shoot we did a few years ago at the studio at Gallery Meraki. Maris was my go to model in NY and a real trooper. She always jumped right into whatever vision I had and made my work better. So thanks for that Maris. I really enjoyed making this painting. I feel like my style is evolving with each and every painting I do. I am almost overwhelmed with the number of painting and drawing brushes in photoshop since they added the Kyle brush tools to the program. I spent 20+ years using one brush in photoshop it was a soft round brush and it is essential to editing photos, but the dozens of new painterly and drawing brushes and blenders are amazing. I am slowly finding my favorites that suite my style.
The postcard and a digital version of it will be available by the time the Art of Jazz on J Street opens on 1/16. It will be the perfect place to kick off my portrait painting service. I will give more details about that in an upcoming post.
Now it is back to school work for a while. I am also taking a class tonight on drawing on your iPad. I really love adding new ways to create art! I am really looking forward to it.
Keep Makin' Art!