My beautiful dancer friend Lainie from Sparrow Dance Co., posed for me in Northern Illinois for this breathtaking shot of vintage in the fall. "Lainie & the Old Bike" is painted in acrylic "30"x40" on canvas. Finished in 2009.
This particular painting is my 3rd Realist piece. It took me 1 1/2 years to finish this piece, as I was very busy with my young family, and still running a sign business. In the middle of this painting, I started to grid my paintings to keep my eye in place. The picture below is just prior to the gridding process. My eye kept getting lost in the leaves. I grid my paintings to this day.
This 30"x40", acrylic painting belongs to a private collection.