Boating portraits are a great way to remember special experiences. The portrait of Boy at Sea shows a young boy as he gazes across the water. The original reference photo lacked vibrancy and therefore I decided to punch everything up a notch.
By introducing lots of contrast and texture the light areas of the painting pick up light and reflect it back making the painting appear to glow. The varying texture also makes the painting look painterly and more interesting to look at.
Since this is a portrait of a little boy, I also had to make sure that I catch his expression as he so contently gazes upon the water. The added highlights in the eye and soft shading of skin color in the face help to create a lifelike likeness.
If you like to learn more about ordering a similar portrait click below.
Cat Portrait in Progress 594
Sometimes clients send me snapshots of pets that they like to have turned into a painting. Some of these photos are o...
Digital Portrait of Two Dogs 593
This is a digital portrait of a Chihuahua and his friend. My client was looking for a special gift for a relative and...
Labradoodle in a Landscape
A painting of a beloved pet can often show the pet in a landscape that the pet visits often. In this painting of "Iss...
Labradoodle Pet Portrait
Your pet immortalized in oil on canvas. Custom oil paintings from photos can easily be painted from existing photos. ...
Two Dogs on a Colorful Background
Details are being added to the portrait of these two dogs. The colorful background has been chosen to create visual i...