The Crayon Art of Gene Rivas
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Late in 2016, I had the pleasure of painting these portraits for my wonderful friends, Vanessa Harvey and Teela Hammond.
In November 2015, I went to work on painting a portrait of
Jurgita Kristopaityte Leonaviciene. A very beautiful lady and outstanding dance partner.
I enjoy working with professional models from the national modeling agencies. They are always great and fun to work with.
In July 2015, I had the pleasure of painting a portrait of my Facebook friend, Victoria Harris. Here she is at her home in Coventry, United Kingdom with the beautifully framed painting.
This year in 2015, I had the good fortune to paint a portrait of my wonderful Facebook friend; Jeannie Zahira Shiver
At the middle stage of the work, you get the first glimpse of how the colors will balance.
The next stage here, would be blending the background, and then extending the hair over the adjoining layers.
Very happy the colors all worked out!
"The Belly Dancer in Gold" started with the incredible Sedona Soulfire posing in one of her Portland studios.
Her beautiful Boa was friendly and most cooperative.
Working with Sedona was one of my great experiences in art.
Although it took a few weeks to complete, it was fun to develop the layout and coloring.
It turned out to be one of my larger paintings, and I had fun building a custom frame.
In 2014, I had the great experience painting portraits of some of my talented dance partners.
A 2012 photo at Redmond Danceworks with my portraits of the instructors.
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