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.

Portrait of Nancy and Zuri

Posted in New Posts, Oil Painting, portrait with tags , , on June 27, 2010 by mikeivey

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!

Independence Texas

Posted in New Posts with tags , , on April 2, 2010 by mikeivey

I started this 16″X20″ oil from photos I took on a trip to Independence, Texas June of 2008. I finally finished it! Commission come first. It is available for sale.


Posted in Commissions, portrait, Portraits with tags , , on March 27, 2010 by mikeivey


This is a 16″X20″ carbon pencil I finished March 2010, for my chiropractor Dr. Hinds.

The gentleman on the bottom left is her father.

Cora Spoonemore

Posted in New Posts, portrait commissions with tags , , on January 30, 2010 by mikeivey

I finished this 18″X24″ oil on canvas early Jan 2010.

12/09 – New Charcoal Pencil Drawing

Posted in Carbon/Charcole, Commissions, New Posts, Portraits with tags , , on November 29, 2009 by mikeivey


This is a Charcoal Pencil that I just finished for Mandy to give to her father for Christmas.

Her father is standing next to his dad’s tractor that he rebuilt. His father, Mandy’s grandfather is looking on form the sky. It was one those pieces that was fun to do. The tractor made it fun!

(16″X20″ charcoal & carbon on paper)