October 8, 2014

The Lady with the Happy Smile

There's a story to the title of this portrait.
One of the first things I tell people who commission a portrait about a good foto reference is "No teeth, only a soft smile with closed mouth".
Well, started sketchin out this portrait and JUST THEN realized: TEETH!

But
once I'd overcome my initial hesitation to paint teeth, I just went ahead and am quite happy with the result.
This beautiful lady is the mother of Aurora and Julian who I painted during September. I so enjoyed painting this portrait - I see such a great family resemblance between Mother and Daughter, I just love it!
The title was suggested by the Lady herself. I think it is very fitting!


"The Lady with the Happy Smile"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
- NFS -

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

September 29, 2014

Mr Bennett

Well, what can I say. It's taken me a week to finish this portrait - I just did not find the time to paint this week. And this handsome gentleman was very patiently waiting on the easel. 

This painting was done from a great reference photo sent to me for my September challenge. Great pose, great lighting, and most of all such a wonderful expression.
I do not know if he is a paitent man in general, but he was very understanding to my lack of time... and this portrait was really a pleasure to paint.

"Mr Bennett"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
USD 90 (plus shipping)

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

September 17, 2014

Aurora

Aurora is the big sister of "J" whose portrait I painted last week. What a fitting name for such a beautiful girl.

I was tempted to zoom out even further than I have to get her beautifiul locks in, but as these portraits are rather small (10" by 7"), I didn't want to have too small a face left.

Take my word for it, her hair is just amazing!

"Aurora"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
USD 90 (plus shipping)
- SOLD -

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

September 15, 2014

Ava

This painting was done from a reference photo sent to me for my September challenge. I just loved the wonderful pose and the lovely girl with her flower flower bouquet - I had to paint it!

Once I started painting I realized that conveying the feeling of this moment became more important than the actual likeness, especially as the girl lookes at her flowers and not straight at us.
I still hope that I cought some part of Ava....

"Ava"
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
USD 90 (plus shipping)

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

September 13, 2014

A.U.

This portrait started out as more loose than the others, though at one point I did 'loose the looseness' a bit?

"A.U."
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
USD 90 (plus shipping)

I might have a few spots left on my 'to paint list' for the September challenge, depending on how I'm proceeding on the list I have. So - you can still send me pictures of yourself, your family, your pet or the squirrel in your garden for me to paint. 
 
The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

September 10, 2014

"J" - another 30 in 30 Challenge Portrait

Painting in general - and painting portraits specifically - can be a fun process. You're in the 'flow' and are just painting away, watching the portrait unfold.
Sometimes it feels like you're fighting with painting - and it's not yet clear who's winning.

With this piece, it was a play of hide and seek. Although I do not know "J", the pictures I have of him are so lively and telling, I feel like I got a good idea of his personality. But painting the portrait and catching this spark on canvas -  as I said: hide and seek!

I hope I did succeed in catching a facet of this lovely boy's personality!

"J."
Oil on panel, 10" by 7"
USD 90 (plus shipping)

I might have a few spots left on my 'to paint list' for the September challenge, depending on how I'm proceeding on the list I have. So - you can still send me pictures of yourself, your family, your pet or the squirrel in your garden for me to paint. 
 
The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!

September 8, 2014

CW - Sunkissed

Portrait of a good friend and art buddy, taken in Italy.
Or was it South of France? - somewhere sunny and with good food, anyways.

This was actually done before I've started the 30in30, but it really fits as it was a quick, 'sketchy' approache.
"CW - Sunkissed"
Oil on panel, 6" by 6"
USD 80 (plus shipping)

I have a few spots left on my 'to paint list' and am still looking for subjects to paint, so send me pictures of yourself, your family, your pet or the squirrel in your garden for me to paint. I'd love to have this added challenge, and it would be more fun!

The paintings are also posted on my Facebook Artist Page Regula Scheifele Fine Art - I'd love to have you follow me on Facebook or sign up to follow my blog!
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