Last nights beach portrait was created as a birthday gift for grandma. The weather was beautiful-we have been trying to create this portrait since last summer but every time we scheduled the camera study "It Rained" Along with this being a gift for grandma there are also two birthdays and a wedding anniversary this week for them.
I have been working on this painting and its just about done. Just adding some final touches now.
Even though all three of these portraits are at the beach, they still have their own challenges when I paint them, with some its the sand, with some its the sky and even the ocean requires its own technique.
Here are a few paintings I am working on. Some of these canvas's are more muted in their colors and some are a bit more vibrant in their color tones. I am using brushes and pallet knives to get the look I am looking for............enjoy!
Many times our clients ask us the where is the best place to display their family portrait. Some times the best place is not the most obvious place. So here are some examples. From the most popular spots like a fire place or over the couch to entrance ways and more.
I'm going to post some commissioned portraits and new studio samples for our next couple of posts. Here is a painting we were commissioned to create of a mom with her son and their dog in a local park. We painted in many of the flowers afterwards to add more details and warmth to the portrait.
Chloe and her good friend Ava from Utah enjoying their last visit to the beach before she goes home.
Great portrait session that started on their from porch and concluded on the beach. Both sets of grandparents were also included in family portrait. The kids were a lot of fun and the family was a delight to work with
This time we went to Bay Head for this family portrait session. lots and lots of people all in white. At one point a small crow gathered to watch lol. They were a lot of fun. The kids even made a pyramid.
Theresa created this beautiful painting of Trish's kids on Manasquan beach. Its finally dry enough for her to take it home. She sent us a picture of where it is hanging in her home, I love seeing how everyone displays their portraits. Beach family portrait dates are going fast, I hope to see everyone real soon.
It was a hot day but a good night. This family portrait session was created on Manasquan beach. We actually photographed their wedding 17 years ago, my how time fliesThey mixed whites with some great pastel colors. Here is a little video from that night.
Its been a busy and fun year so far. Summer is right around the corner and we are knee deep in beach portraits. Here is just a taste of some of the portraits from this year so far. We had Girl Scouts troop 567 and troop 597 of theGirl Scouts of the Jersey Shore both here to earn their Photography merit badge. We photographed the Brielle Fishing tournament for the Brielle Chamber of Commerce, Our intern just finished her time here at the studio-she was great and we were happy to have her this year. Along with family and children portraits We have had a record number of dog portraits. Below is just one of the doggie models who posed for a portrait this year, Zippy was a great model. Also Theresa has been very busy with her paintings along with creating beautiful family portraits in the studio.
We have a goal of donating a quarter million dollars in services this year so if you know of a charity in need of an auction item let us know.
My latest painting is almost done, can't wait for it to dry so I can frame it and display it at the studio. I hope you enjoy the video.
Had a lot of fun at the Little Silver kitchen tour yesterday, click for all the images and detailsRead More