I will be offering art classes for students in and around Cleveland, TN with an interests and propensity for fine art. I am offering private and group classes for youth to adult in oils, acrylics, colored pencil and pencil. I will offer basic drawing to advanced portrait help and will also help students with projects they are working on. You can see samples of my art at http://www.mikeiveyart.com and contact me at email@example.com.
I recently finished this commission. I received six photos and some idea of what they wanted. The two dogs on the ground were looking up at Thanksgiving turkey about to be served in the photo I used and the two dogs in the ovals are faithful companions they recently lost. I decided to use the ovals as I have seen in old art work. The squirrel in the tree and the back ground were from photos of their back yard. Sometimes the composition is the biggest challenge of a commission because there are several things that the client wants in the drawing or painting. I always ask a lot of questions in hopes that I can let the drawing tell a story. They wanted it in oil but there was no way to have it done for a Christmas this year.
She loved it. Within an hour after delivery I received this email: “Mike, when I returned to the apartment I looked at the drawing more closely. The amount of detail is phenomenal! Every time I look at it I see something that I didn’t see before. It is truly exceptional. Thanks again for getting it done before Christmas. I couldn’t give my daughter a better gift. I would be happy for you to use my name as a very satisfied customer! Merry Christmas to you and your family. — Nancy”
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Various styles and sizes avilable printed on canvas, paper and even greeting cards. Payment is made at the site and art is shipped directly to you.
Orginals can be purchased by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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6/26/2010 – Finished this 20″x28″ oil on canvas of my wife, Nancy and Zuri, one of our granddaughters September 2010. Nancy saw it for the first time tonight! Zuri is almost two now but the photo from which I painted them was taken at Zuri’s birth in Waco, Texas. The background was from photos in our bedroom. I noticed the light pattern on the wall one morning. The light patterns through the blinds were perfect for the photo taken in Waco. The lamp belonged to my mother and has been in the family for some time. The picture on the wall is Nancy’s wedding picture.
This is only the second portrait of my wife I have ever done. The first on was a pastel you can find on the family portrait page at this site. Nancy loved it!