Portraiture in fine art can be any representation in which the face is the main theme.
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Framed 16 x 13
This piece was very special to me because it was used as a tutorial piece on Facebook. I had the opportunity to paint along with a bunch of art enthusiasts, who really appreciate and have a curiosity of what is involved in creating a pastel painting.
It was such a blast. Hopefully, next year I will put, “How to Paint a Photo-Realistic Pastel Painting” content into a book. From the sounds of things – a lot of folks would like that very much.
I just need to keep on painting and record the entire process! Whew!
Framed 20 x 20
Of all the big cats of Africa, I think I’m most in awe of the Cheetah. Not only are they beautiful, as this young cheetah is, but they possess such power and strength and have earned the title of being the fastest land animal.
Framed 26 x 20
When I first saw this African Greater Kudu, I just stared into his perfectly symmetrical face; such beauty – such perfection and strength. They say in the wild, “It’s survival of the fittest”. Well, I perceive this fellow is plenty fit. Just look at him! Now, all we need to do is get the hunters out there to stop shooting these beautiful creatures for sport and to hang on a wall. Why not buy “ON ALERT” and hang that on the wall, instead!?
Framed 18 x 14
This gypsy cob foal is so fascinating to me. As an artist, the eyes are the most intriguing feature on people as well as animals. I can’t wait to get to that part of the painting. Sometimes, I will “do” the eyes first; then it seems it’s calling out to me, begging to be completed and made whole.
Framed 26 x 20
This beautiful couple of Frisians originate from the Netherlands. The tenderness shared between these two is so beautiful. I love to witness animals expressing love towards one another.
You can’t tell me they don’t have feelings! They most certainly do!
Out To Pasture
Framed 30 x 23.5
This white Arabian is a beautiful mare and is from a large heard of Arabian horses from Tarnawka Stud in Poland. Oh how glorious she must have been in her prime. The sun setting behind her is so symbolic to me; how we all, at one point in time, will have the sun set on our lives. May we be as graceful as she.
Framed 22 x 18
This beauty was a participant in the contest I held in early 2014 to “Win a Free Painted Pet Portrait”. She made the Top 25, but didn’t win the contest. I secretly hoped she would win – I just had to paint her! So, I got in touch with her mom, who gave me permission to paint her and the rest is history!
Unframed 20 x 16
I first saw this photograph on the internet and fell in love with the tenderness of the collie, and the abandoned trust of the tabby. The original photograph is black and white. I took a guess on the colors. So far, no one has claimed to be the photographer. This painting makes you want to say, “Awww!”
I do pet portrait commissions. Please contact the Giddens Gallery if you want one. Price will vary depending on size and number of characters in the painting.
Framed 31 x 37
My husband and I traveled to Washington D. C. and Virginia. We stopped in Williamsburg and enjoyed the sights and sounds of the colonial era. I shot this photo and placed it in an album saying, “I’ll have to paint him someday.”
Well, “someday” turned into many days! This one has well over 100 painting hours invested in it. Even so, it truly was a labor of love.
I love “The Cobbler” for all its warmth and nostalgia. I suppose it holds some sentiment as well, because when my grandfather came to America from Italy, his trade was a cobbler.
The Prophet Jeremiah Lamenting Over the Destruction of Jerusalem
Framed 26 x 20
This painting is a reproduction of Rembrandt’s piece, circa 1630, “The Prophet Jeremiah Lamenting Over the Destruction of Jerusalem”. I worked on this for three months. I love painting after the old masters. I learn so much as I do. Enjoy!