Sunday, July 13, 2014

Portrait of David- on airplane, on ipad app


This portrait of David was sketched on a bumpy airplane ride using an ipad app.
The medium lends itself to energetic line work and more bold, expressive risks with shading.
The instability of the travel further encouraged some experimentation.
I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed this application and plan to use it during future travels. 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

"AUGGIE THE DOGGIE" ; Pet Portrait Oil painting


 
 
Pet Portrait, 14"X11" by Eileen McCoy/ Oil painting


 
This clever client wanted a unique wedding gift for some dear friends- so she chose a one-of-a-kind oil painting of the wedding couple's pet. 
To give Auggie (I love that the name rhymes with doggie) an animated feel, I began with an under painting in a vibrant red. The reflected light in his white coat added a feeling of thickness to the fur. His obedient, cooperative stare lent itself to the centered compostion. 
What a pleasure to create this for them. 
 
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Friday, July 4, 2014

FAMILY REUNION COLOR GROUP CARICATURE




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The Hergenroether family reunites on the 4th of July and it was my great honor to have created this memory for them. 
The Client, Craig- a repeat customer- surprised his 11 siblings with their personal copy of this illustration. He sent powerpoint photos along with a bullet list of their traits, so that their unique personalities may be captured on the page.  My client's have an opportunity for approval before it's set in ink and colored.  
What a lively group! Thanks, Craig.
              
               
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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

"One Picnic And A Wedding" -Live Caricature Art entertainment


As a freelance artist, my week in the studio consists of meeting deadlines, contracting, public relations, emails and phone calls. When out in the field, I'm drawing live  Caricature art entertainment and it is often fast-paced.

 This Saturday was no exception. The first stop was an outdoor company picnic where subjects sat for quick 3- minute caricature drawings, while a group of delighted employees and their families looked on.  
Then, it was off to the other end of town ( after a wardrobe change) to an exquisite wedding reception at Studio Dan Meiniers in Kansas City. (http://www.danmeiners.com/about-the-studio/). It was a fabulous event venue and a delightful group of guests. Upon departure from these events, I've had the pleasure to meet and chat with a majority of the interesting party guests! 

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CARICATURES AT WEDDING RECEPTION IN KANSAS CITY.
An adorable mother- daughter pair! 






CARICATURES AT COMPANY PICNIC IN MISSOURI.
Such a nice family: