i love copying old master paintings. it's a great way to experience the work and to just learn. plus it's something to do when i'm not exactly sure what i want to paint. this one is from gainsborough; a detail from the painter's daughters chasing a butterfly.
finch blog. i'll highlight some faves here once in a while, for example this guy who i particularly liked. he is currently hanging at the academy, getting ready to be bought up by a lucky bird-loving holiday shopper at this year's annual holiday party fundraiser.
here's a commission i did a while back, for a gentleman who wanted some tiny family portraits done. when he gave me the details, i learned i would be painting none other than king henry II and his famous wife eleanor of aquitaine!