Portrait Commission

Posted in New Posts on November 27, 2014 by mikeivey

IMG_3714This is recent commissioned portrait for a friend. It is 11″x14″ on paper drawn with carbon pencil. For information on commissioned portraits contact at mikeiveyart@aol.com and visit my site at http://www.mikeiveyart.com to see more of my art.

Art Classes Cleveland, TN

Posted in Blogroll, New Posts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2013 by mikeivey

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 mikeiveyart@aol.com.

Four Dogs & a Squirrel

Posted in New Posts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 21, 2011 by mikeivey

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” 

One of the joys of being an artist!Image

Giclee Prints by Mike Ivey

Posted in New Posts on March 17, 2011 by mikeivey

Giclee prints art work by Mike Ivey available at:

www.mike-ivey.artistwebsites.com.

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 mikeiveyart@aol.com.

Thanks

New Portrait – Kevin Daniel Yates

Posted in Commission, Oil Painting, portrait, Portrait Art, portrait artist, portrait commissions with tags , , , on February 1, 2011 by mikeivey

Kevin Daniel “Sunshine” Yates was killed by an intoxicated driver August 1, 2011. I have the honor of serving with his mother and father as chaplains at the Harris County Jail. I gave the original 16″X20″ carbon pencil drawing to them as a gift.

Why? Because I have two sons.

 

Featured Artist at Art Is Fun

Posted in New Posts on January 25, 2011 by mikeivey

I am a featured artist at www.art-is-fun.com.

Check it out! It’s a great site to see and learn.

Self Portrait

Posted in Commission, Commissions, Oil Painting, portrait, Portrait Art, portrait artist, Portraits with tags , on October 13, 2010 by mikeivey

Finished this self portrait October 9, 2010. 16″X20″ oil on canvas.

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