Portrait Painting of my Wife

Portrait Painting

Painting of my Wife Kerry. By Robert Wheater. 2013.\

I snapped a snapshot of my wife with a digital camera. She was working out in the garden. I love painting portraits that seem like snapshots of life. I have painted her several times but my skill is getting so much better.

 

Portrait Painting

As I contacted everyone around me to paint portraits for my 100 paintings in 300 days project I ran out of people. I’m a bit of a hermit. All of my friends I’ve known almost all of my life. So, I resorted to finding people that were offering up their self-portraits as stock photography. Here is Jessica Dru. Her stock photography can be found at: http://jessicadru.deviantart.com/

Portrait Painting

Painting of Jessica Dru

My ability to paint has evolved incredibly over several projects that were created to get better. I focused my attention and willingness to learn into a direction and I didn’t look back. Here is where I am now. I am not offering prints of this painting. It was done as an educational project to get better.

Painting a Horse

A couple of weeks ago I got an email requesting a painting of a horse. I had painted a few in the past but none that was a part of my new process which involves my hand in ever part of the process. With my new process I create the reference images myself so that I am 100% that the colors will be correct. I am also a professional photographer and focus on making sure color is correct. I did a painting awhile ago where the eye color of my subject was blue but in the reference images the eyes were green. I will never make that mistake again.

I loved painting this horse but it started something else. Everyone that saw the painting loved it. I have several friends with horses and several were asking about prints or getting their horse painted. Needless to say by the end of the day I had a whole bunch of resources and I was starting a new series of painted horses. I will be creating twelve horses. I have two complete already.

So what started as a horse portrait painting commission turned into an entire series focused on horses. I was around horses pretty often when I was younger and in my summers and winters visiting my father in Wilson, Wyoming. Today, I don’t really have much contact with horses. But after painting one horse, I fell in love with painting horses.

Horse prints will be available for the entire series. I am also making limited prints of the horse series. These prints will be hand signed and numbered. There will only be 25 limited prints available for each piece of art in the horse collection.

If you are interested in a horse portrait painting of your horse contact me by email today. info@robertwheater.com. I would love to paint your horse portrait.

Art and Nature Conservation

I grew up spending my weekends on long drives through the mountains with my father when I was a kid. While we liked to camp and fish, it was these long drives through the mountains that I loved the most I think. My father was a hunter, a great fisherman but a very silent man. He wouldn’t talk too much. He would throw some George Jones, Conway Twitty or a different cassette into the stereo and away we went. My little sister would sit in the middle – and sometimes drive on these trips but I would just stare out the window and once in awhile voice “White Lightnin'” and try to make the funny little pop sound George Jones would make in the song.

I learned something from my Dad between the rides, the fishing trips and the long hikes with a canoe on my back. I learned that without people making sure nature would stay safe, people like him and who I should be when I grew up that nature would be gone for my own kids. Back then I kind of blew it off. I was a young teen, even though a boy scout, but I was young and I already knew everything I needed to know then. When I was 12 or so, my father moved back to Wyoming (where I was born) and I started spending summers and winters there with him. It was the same though, but now our Sundays were driving through Yellowstone or having breakfast at the foot of the Tetons.

Why am I going on about all this? Well, I have been doing some landscape paintings but I was unsure what to do with them. I have been trying to find someway to make sure that the paintings of the iconic wilderness I grew up with benefited the subject. I am looking for causes to support but even more than that, I want to deeply and truly care for this cause. I am seeking a way to benefit national parks and forests with my paintings. I want to reach out to fans of my work first and see what groups that they know of that are local that support nature conservancy. Do you know of any?

Yosemite Painting

Painting of Inspiration Point in Yosemite Painted in 2012 by Robert Wheater

Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his painting. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

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As part of Fine Art America, in order to get better placement I have to create links back to art. This is a beneficial agreement for both of us because it allows my art to be seen on the front page when people search for keywords. I’ll keep it to a very minumum on my site but you might notice a chain of links at the end of some posts. These links are necessary for me to gain better exposure at Fine Art America. Thanks.
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Commissioning a Portrait

Commissioning a Portrait

    The Consultation
    I think it is very important to have a consultation over the phone or by email at a very minimum. I know many people are busy but I am going to create a work of art that will become a family heirloom it is nice to have the time to assist in choosing color palettes and lighting styles within the painting.

    At the end of the consultation, whether by phone, in person or email we will have reached a decision on what you want in the painting and what style of mine you want it painted in. At this point I will have enough information to understand my color palette, painting size and I will have most of what I need to create a great painting.

    Reference Photography
    Except in posthumous portrait paintings, I try to work only from photographs taken by me. This allows me to capture the types of images that I know will make great paintings. I also have an instinct when it comes to people when I meet them. It allows me to see what people are like. People tend to drop pretenses during a photo session and I am able to start to see who they really are near the end of a session. I am willing to travel anywhere in the United States, provided expenses are paid in advance.

    I can make some exceptions to working from my photography for the following reasons:

  • Posthumous Portrait Painting
  • Gifts
  • Portrait Painting

    24×24 portrait painting with frame and two mats. The painting is on Hahnemuhle 310g Watercolor Paper using inks and paints that will hold color for over 100 years without fading.

    The Beginning of Your Art
    Once I have received the deposit of ½ the painting cost, agreed on during our consultation I will begin with a preliminary sketch study of the painting. These are much smaller than the painting but are necessary for me to develop the actual portrait painting. Once I have a few portrait studies completed, you will receive an email with some preliminary sketches. Once I have full approval, I will begin painting your final work.
    I use the finest papers, museum-grade rated paints and materials to insure your work of art will be heirloom quality.

    The Final Work
    When the painting is finished, I will deliver it personally or through an insured art courier crated for safe transport and delivery. You are responsible for delivery costs. Framing is extra but I would love to be the one to frame your art.
    It takes between 2-8 weeks depending on size, complexity and current commission schedule.

    What I deliver as “finished” is delivered under the following conditions:

  • you agree to “live with it” for 2 weeks before requesting changes.
  • invite relatives and friends to see it.
  • ask for their impressions and comments — and do not influence them with your impressions.
  • listen to them and believe them as they tell you how remarkably accurate the portrait captures the true likeness of the subject. I have never had a portrait returned for rework.
  • Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

Eight Reasons You Should Buy Into My Art

Eight Reasons You Should Buy Into My Art

1. You deal directly with me, not a representative, gallery or web interface.
Most of my work is commissioned. Portraits of your children, family, pets, home or whatever it might be shouldn’t be handled by anyone but the artist. From taking pictures to handling old pictures, I am the only person that you will deal with. I believe that with payment of the art, you also get my time when you need it. I want to start a friendship. There are other ways to do things but I like mine.

2. Exceptional Value for the Money
My art is priced great because I have very little overhead. I don’t have a gallery to look after. For even my larger works of art, you can expect to pay far less than you would from other artists. With me you can expect to get incredible art at lower rates than you would ever pay in gallery markets.

3. Each work of art is original and unique
While I sell prints of a lot of my work, I do not make duplications or sell prints of any commissions. Your commissioned painting is yours. I can provide embellished prints for you to share with friends but the original work of art will never be duplicated or printed again.

4. My style is very unique and you won’t find it anywhere else
I have spent years altering, changing and perfecting my art that it is not possible to duplicate. I am the only person you can get originals of my art from. No one else has them. While I do have vendors that will handle my work overseas, it will not be touched by them, only protected. It’s me and only me and I intend to keep it that way.

5. I have several consistent styles
I have worked to create three very distinct styles although the pouring style acrylics have been my favorite and I like that work the most – I can recreate nearly anything in all three styles of painting. A celebrity painting is different from a family painted portrait and I do them in different styles depending on the family, current décor and the way I believe the painting should look.

6. I am always growing
As an artist I am always growing and going through new phases. When fans of mine come back, most are pleasantly delighted to see new styles as well as the older styles. New collections to look at and probably a new series I am working on. I am always painting. I have been known to do 20 paintings in a month. – that kind of output is insane to other artists but this is what I do and I am very passionate about the very activity of painting.

7. My paintings are more than just paintings, they are heirlooms.
My paintings are heirlooms, most of my commissions are of family members and while a photographic portrait can say a great deal. A painting says you want something that will remain for over two hundred years, something that took a great time investment and trust me, there are moments you will want to remember forever and your family, right now is one of them.

8. Now is the time to Buy
My prices will only rise and the waiting list will only get longer. No joke. Now is the time to start commissioning your piece of art or buying originals. The prices are great right now.

 

Portrait Painting – Kerry Ann

This is my wife. I have painted her several times and will paint her many more. I wanted to do something more emotional with her so I went with this – there will be a few more paintings of her and I am currently doing a portrait study of her.

Painting of my Wife

Painting of my Wife by Robert Wheater

Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

Rain Painting

There will be many portraits in this style, at this time I believe I have 92 left. For this painting, I used an advertisement with a model for Indian Motorcycles. In the ad she was just sitting on the motorcycle looking up but I decided it would be a fun painting to make it rain paint.

Commission Painting

Rain, a Commission Painting by Robert Wheater


Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com
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Portrait Painting – Natalie

Another portrait in my 100 portraits in 300 days. Natalie has been a subject of a lot of my art and will be the subject of much more. She is easy to work with – for both the camera and the brush. These watercolor style portraits are digital and traditional using methods I have developed myself to both stand out as an artist and to create something unique for fans of my art and the clients I serve.

Commission Painting by Robert Wheater

Painting of Natalie by Robert Wheater


Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

Portrait Painting – Tessi

I started doing a series of portraits – 100 portraits in 300 days. This new style I have been working with is one I am focusing on and want to perfect. It’s a combination of digital, traditional acrylic and watercolor pours and washes to create a piece of unique art. Here is a painting of Tessi, a young model I have had the pleasure of working with 4 or 5 times now. There will be two more paintings of her and a portrait study.

Commission Portrait Painting

Portrait Painting of Tessi


Robert Wheater is a professional artist living with his wife, two sons, a dog and a cat in the shadow of the Sierra Nevada mountains. He has won several awards for his paintings and is currently painting portraits by commission. If you would like to talk to Robert about his art or commissions, email him at info@robertwheater.com

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