Monday, January 21, 2013

30 paintings in 30 days - Artists series - David

David Shevlino
6 x 6
Oil on Raymar Panel

When I began this challenge I sent out a lot of messages and emails to artists asking for a picture to use. I asked friends, acquaintances, and artists I know only through FaceBook.  I was very surprised by the responses.  A lot of people said "go for it" and seemed excited for me.  Some politely said they would prefer not to participate and I respect that.  David Shevlino responded immediately and sent a picture.  I was thrilled and intimidated at the same time.  He is such a fabulous artist...I am appreciative of his willingness to help me learn and grow.  

I have taken a David Shevlino workshop and have his DVDs.  He is truly a master of his craft.  Watching him paint was magical.  His strokes are bold and strong.  He attacks the canvas with a confidence that can only come from knowing his craft superbly well.  He paints movement in such a loose and free manner.  His work is not to be is a link to his website.

My thanks once again to Leslie Saeta for her challenge!  30 paintings in 30 days!!!


  1. Really nice Maria. I was happy that you included his link. He is a very confident artist.

  2. Amazing! You captured such a likeness....Can't wait to meet David someday soon and watch him paint!

  3. Well, you've painted one of my favorite artists and what a great job! My favorite .... so far!

  4. LOVE your portraits, Maria! This one is very lifelike. !! Beautiful skin tones.


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