Working on "The Good Heart" Series

This blog documents photos of the first four portraits I created for "The Good Heart" series of oil on canvas paintings that are offered both as original artworks and as prints.  Actually, the first two in the series (Joe Biden and Kamala Harris) have already been sold.  All of the portraits will have a standard size in the original artwork, 40" high by 30" wide.  The prints are offered at about 4 or 5 different sizes on paper, canvas, metal prints and prints on wood.  These can also be framed to suit most any location and wall space.

The photo of Joe Biden was taken in the collector's home after framing and hanging.  It is in their foyer where Joe's smiling face will greet every guest (their front door is to the right).  It was seen in a Massachusetts art gallery and sold directly after the collector went home and wrote to me directly.

Kamala Harris' portrait was sold to a collector in Georgia shortly after uploading it to an on-line at gallery before I joined Art Storefronts who now hosts my website.  It was purchased within one week of having completed the painting.  It had not even been varnished at that point, which is why I have only this photo of it, other than the full-on high resolution photo taken to enable prints.

The third in the series is of Angela Merkel.  It was varnished only a week ago.  The photo shows it in my office, just waiting a few more days before transfer to my temperature-controlled storage area.

The fourth in the series is of the 14th Dalai Lama.  This painting is still drying.  I typically wait at least one month before varnishing to give a paint layers time to dry fully.  The image I used for guidance on this portrait was taken way back in the 1990's when His Holiness was in his 60s.

The blank canvas shown in my studio (actually, our home's normal living room) will become a portrait of Stacey Abrams, a politician from the State of Georgia who was instrumental in get-out-the-vote efforts there that resulted in the election of two Democrats to the U.S. Senate in a special run-off election held in January 2021.

In the future I will be adding to this collection with portraits of fitting U.S. Republicans, Democrats, and other world leaders in many fields who have demonstrated what I simply term "The Good Heart".  I hope you enjoy these and future additions to the collection, which will be added to my website as soon as they are completed.  I hope you have a wonderful day!  See you soon!