Engaged Couple

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20

This painting is a commissioned piece.

It was done from a photo that was taken from a cell phone camera.

The thing I want to note is the background work. They were in a densly wooded area that had lots of green leaves etc. I wanted to give detail wihtout needing to draw everything exactly.

So the background ended up being a 3 part process. (1) layering a general color (2) leyering some detail color and smearing it in vertical lines (3) adding detail of leaves and trees that were more pronounced in the forground.

In the end I was very happy with my outcome.

Photoshoot – 10/07/10 (9 images)


I went to do a photo shoot for a group of college age students who wanted to do a throwback family style session.

I did some extra photoshop work to build on the lighting and color.