The Painting Process

a custom house portrait by artist Michelle Schneider

a custom house portrait by artist Michelle Schneider

Last week I had the pleasure of working on several new Custom House Portraits for the nicest people. One customer in particular requested I send her the color swatch on the side of her painting (which I usually cut off) because she felt like it showed the painting process. I use that little bit of extra paper to test the colors on my brush before adding them to the painting.

I always keep my color swatches for some reason. I don't know why other than the fact that they all look kind of cool together, and I just love color! I have hundreds of them sitting in a tub in the studio. I'm not sure what to do with them other than throw them away!

I'm always trying to think of ways to show more of the painting process and posting videos on my Instagram is one way I've been doing just that. I'll try to do a better job of showing more process photos here, but if there's anything in particular you want to see, please let me know!