Monday, February 9, 2015

Painting of Mom

I am posting this Portrait of my mother Katherine Lapiana on the occasion of what would have been her 103rd  Birthday.  I painted this 16 X 20 oil during the summer of 2014. The painting was done from a colored pencil drawing which was fading since it was not done on acid free paper in hopes that I could preserve the image.  I changed the background to give a better contrast with her hair which was a beautiful shade of grey.  I am very pleased with my results despite the fact that it was only my second Portrait. I learned a lot about the colors seen in the human face and skin.  Portraiture is always a challenge to produce a reasonable, recognizeable likeness.
The painting is part of my personal collection.
(Copyright 2014 - Sunset Studio-Joe Lapiana)

Fun at Cranes Beach Ipswich, MA

With 74 record breaking inches of Snow this winter and heavy snow still falling here in Westford and Lowell looking out my studio window at Western Avenuethis painting that I did at the end of last summer (2014) at Cranes Beach in Ipswich helps to remind me that Summer will return in just 4 months. I like the way  that my first painting with multiple people turned out pretty good and will practice painting people more.this painting is available at my studio.  ( copyright 2014 Sunset Studio -Joe Lapiana)

Catching Up from Sunset Studio 326

Finally I am trying to update my blog.....I have been working and producing paintings but not posting on this blog.  I apologize and am beginning to think that all the time on social media is a distraction from the painting process even though I recognize the value of posting work for PR and Marketing purposes. I am desperately trying again to both paint and  keep up with this blog!