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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.

Presidential Painting

I did this painting for a competition. It was too late to submit but I still completed the painting. It was late because I had a lot of work to get done and this was for a personal competition. The theme of the competition was ‘contests’ and I figured the presidential elections was probably the biggest contest in the world.

Presidential Election Painting

Presidential Election Painting

Presidential Election Painting Complete

Presidential Election Painting Complete

If you would like to talk about your commissioned painting email me at info@robertwheater.com.

Painting Models

I’ve had to rely on models to paint and photograph from the beginning of my art career. All my life, I have stumbled over my words when trying to talk to beautiful women. Come on – through high school I was the D&D game master with all the nerdy friends. Art changed that. I just knew what I wanted to create, how to create it and had this self-esteem that was just there because of art. There was no getting nervous really – well the beginning of any meeting between to people that feels sort of random is a little bit strange but that evaporates pretty quick into a ‘let’s create art’ mode.

I have worked with Sunni a few times and decided to paint her for practice. This was not a commission but more of a practice painting. I think one problem I have is I have to keep painting regardless of what it is. The very action of painting is the art to me – the finished painting doesn’t mean I am finished painting, I usually don’t stop for the day I just keep painting something.

If you are interested in a painted portrait I would love to hear about it. Email me at info@robertwheater.com and we can start talking about your art today.

Painting of Model

Painting of a Fashion Model

Boudoir Painting

I’ve painted hundreds of portraits and intimate paintings are among my favorite. The master painters and nearly every portrait painter for the last 500 years has created intimate paintings. The boudoir painting is definitely not for everyone but they are incredible works of art, especially in the bedroom or master bathroom.

Before thinking about a boudoir painting, think of it’s location. Where is it going to be displayed? I believe that boudoir paintings are meant for few people you know – if the painting is of you. I have done several anonymous looking paintings of clients that are focal point paintings in living rooms but they cannot truly tell – they know but the guests usually just think it is a great painting.

If you are interested in getting your boudoir painting either an original work of art from me or a commission painting of you contact me at info@robertwheater.com.

Boudoir Painting

In the Morning | Boudoir Painting

The original reference photo for this painting was taken by Edyta Stala. She was contacted on DeviantArt for permission to paint the image.

Painted Portraits | Ciann

I have held a camera in my hand for a long time and while I love painting, I am also a photographer. For quite awhile now I have worked on combining both traditional and digital means to create great art. So, my painted portraits have naturally evolved into one of my favorite pieces of art.

Kids Painted Portrait

It starts with photography. I create a photograph of my subject, usually a person but I have worked with pets, architecture, landscapes and just about everything else. From that point, I find a single image and begin sketching it traditionally to become familiar with the subject. From there I take it to digital painting software and create an image similar to the one above. It takes years of training, three different programs and artistic skill to do it. From there it goes to a special printer that puts the image onto a wood panel. Once I receive the panel, I work it again to create the final piece of art that will hang on your wall. My paintings begin in size from 8×10 and most are not larger than 30×40 but I can do larger if requested.

This unique painted portraiture is very difficult to create and takes a great deal of time to create that single perfect image. Contact me at info@robertwheater.com for more information.

Portrait Painting of my Wife

Once a year I try and paint a portrait of each of my family members. It’s not only a way for me to improve the art within my home but it is also a record of time and will be incredible to see decades from now. This painting is nearly complete – I still have work on eyelashes, hair and a little on the lips. There is some shadow work I need to finish too but I like to post work I am currently working on – whether it is done or not.

Portrait Painting of my Wife

If you would like a painting done or talk about my art, I would love to hear from you. Email me at info@robertwheater.com or post a comment here about my work.

Robert is a portrait artist from Visalia, California. He excels in painting portraits and creating unique art for families that can be cherished forever. Contact him at info@robertwheater.com

Fine Art Reproduction | The Reader

A couple months ago I was asked if I can recreate art. Yes, I can create reproductions of the masters on canvas. Here is a reproduction of Jean-Honore Fragonard’s “The Reader”. If it was painted before 1900, I would be happy to recreate paintings for you. Reproductions  are not 100% and I don’t want them to be – I prefer to think of them as a re-creation of an incredible piece of art. This was a four feet tall reproduction and nearly life size.

Reproductions of the Master Painters

If you would like to see old art recreated for your home I would love to hear from you. I also do original commissions from photographs. I can paint from old or new photographs but prefer to have at least 2-3 photos for references. Email me at info@robertwheater.com.

Painting of Angela

Painting from a single photograph is not as easy as having some multiples to work with. This painting is still being worked on but is a great example of painting from a photograph. This is not a commission but rather practice with skin tones, hair and light from a model that worked with me earlier this year.

Nearly Finished Painting of Angela. I sometimes like to share incomplete work – you get to see how the paintings develop.

Commissioning a painting is simple. Take a look at the commission link to the right in the navigation links.

If you would like to commission a painting, I would love to hear from you. Email me at info@robertwheater.com with your request. I paint large and small portraits. I can paint portraits for movie sets based on actors in movies and I have a great turn around time.

 

Painting of a Bride

A bridal painting is normally created from photographic references but can be painted from sittings. I have painted many commissioned portrait paintings and have a few private collectors of my art. I specialize in painting people, especially formal scenes. This painting is definitely one of my favorites and I have followed it up with a link to the time lapse of the painting. Thanks for visiting and I hope to paint for you one of these days.

Painting of a Bride (2012)

Here is the time lapse video of this painting. Digital painting has so many advantages. It is better for our environment, the final canvas made is also painted again – there are no differences in the final visual art but it still takes a lot of time to get right. Here is the big one though. This piece is fairly large – 24×30 on canvas and to afford an oil painting of this size would cost over $2000. That is the lowest price I have been able to find for oil paintings of my caliber. You can get this size painting from me for half that – not because it’s any ‘cheaper’ but because it took less storage, space, my tools were less expensive, my process cost less – but my final painting will last longer than oils will. My painting is more durable and higher quality. Here is a time lapse of this piece being created from a blank canvas to the final piece.