Sunday, January 3, 2016

HOUSE PORTRAIT, KANSAS CITY


    2015 was a very busy year for custom orders such as this house portrait.
Based upon the recognition that this client enjoys contrasting textures in her beautiful home decor, I knew how to approach this oil portrait of this unique Westwoods home in Kansas City, just outside of the Plaza area. The setting was perfect for displaying the rich textures of the home's surroundings as the porch doors reflected the brightly lighted, overcast autumn sky.


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Saturday, December 26, 2015

WINTER CARRIAGE RIDE


Oil on canvas,©Eileen McCoy 2015
"Winter carriage ride"

Oh what fun it was to create this oil painting: the subject matter allowed for such freedom in the brushstrokes. I thoroughly enjoyed this commission. 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 
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Thursday, November 12, 2015

COPIC MARKERS ON CARD STOCK FOR CONVENTION CARICATURES

I'm still trying to find the ideal markers since my favorites were taken off the market.  Changing markers, meant switching up paper as well. A smooth finish card stock doesn't soak up as much ink and, therefore, the ink lasts longer before a refill is needed. 
These caricature drawings are done with Copic markers on a smooth finish, heavy weight card stock for color copies. 

I may run out of ink... But I never run out of subjects....here's more happy faces from this week's convention. 
 














Monday, November 2, 2015

Plein Aire Painting, "Pin Oak Tree, near Bennett Park"


This plein aire painting features a beautiful pin oak tree that I see along my walks.
I wanted to capture the way the shadows danced warmly on the structure then turned outward onto the grass.  I also liked the sky spaces peering through the lovely tree canopy.

©eileenmccoy2015 /oil on archival canvas "Pin Oak Tree, near Bennett Park"
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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Couple's caricatures


   
This local couple stopped by the studio for a private sitting of a color caricature illustration. I also draw these from photos.
They plan to reproduce these for gifts.



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