Painterly sisters

Been working on this portrait painting for awhile now. It's finally completed and in the drying phase... 2weeks for oils to dry then varnish......

Now I'm sitting around waiting for "paint to dry " !    Literally lol

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Manasquan in October

Something a little different, captured this after a beach portrait session was completed.  love all the textures in this image from the sky & sand to the rocks and waves.

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Studio? Beach? Park? Nope how about your Boat

Working on a painting from a family portrait sessions on their boat.  Working on this portrait painting has been so fun! can't wait til it's hanging on their wall here it is a work in progress with some close up details of the piece. more to come.....

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Fall newsletter

Here’s a sneak peek of our next newsletter due out any day now.  Look for it in the mail and as a link in a upcoming email blast coming to you soon. 

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Fall Foliage is right around the corner

Fall is here and with that beautiful fall foliage.  Peak bloom times are right around the corner so reserve your session time now.  Our newest web page is now live.   Painting Process shows videos of paintings in progress and current paintings in progress.  So check it out and let me know what you think.

Grandma's Birthday gift

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. 

Food Bank

Every year we are honored to create the donor thank you portrait for  Fulfill NJ  Also known as the food bank of Monmouth and Ocean County.  I was yelling from the top of a twelve foot ladder to get everyone's attention lol.  

Painting in progress

I have been working on this painting and its just about done.  Just adding some final touches now.

A few paintings with some details part 1

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!

Wall portraits on display

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.

It's all in the details

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.

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Chloe and her good friend Ava from Utah enjoying t...

Chloe and her good friend Ava from Utah enjoying their last visit to the beach before she goes home.

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From the front porch to the beach

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

Spring Lake and the boardwalk

This family portrait went from the beautiful beach of Spring Lake to the boardwalk.  Their last family portrait session was about 20 years ago and we are honored to be chosen to update it for them.

Painted Portrait

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.

White and Pastels on the beach

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.

Corporate portrait session

We went to Benecept Consultants in Red Bank to create their new staff portrait.  We found a great location outside their location, here is a sneak peek of us setting up for the session.  Everything went perfectly.  I will post the images once they pick their favorites.

The Cast of Annie

Annie is in the middle of its full run at the Spring Lake Theatre  It was a pleasure to create everyone's head-shot for the show.  Of Course Sandy aka Duffy stole the show.