donny nguyen.
donny nguyen.
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so the lack of posting can mostly be attributed to this latest commission. oil on canvas. a photo reference was provided. i’ve been planning out a new tracy jordan inspired illustration so back to that i go. perhaps i will post progress but most likely it’ll all come out in one post. depends on my lazy factor, ha ha.

so here’s painting number two of some old friends of mine. i got this done rather quickly in time to witness their new life begin together (congrats again!). i’m still finding my way with oil and while i can see things that i can really improve i can see things that i like and that have actually gotten better. i abandoned my more typical approach for the idea for the background in favour of something far simpler. it was suggested to me to find an antique frame which prompted this approach but the search was quite fruitless. a silver, slightly aged-looking frame was found though, which helped fit the concept.
thanks must be given to jennifer bailey, whose participation and fabulous photo helped make this possible. if you’re in the ottawa area, look her up if you need a photographer. her photos are quite sweet and worth a look either way.


i decided to try to paint my cousin and his wife – i hope they like it! this was my first real shot at oil but hopefully won’t be my last. i’d only ever painted with acrylics and that was some time ago. once my current projects are done i think a rotation between the stuff i usually do and oil will be healthy for me. the drying time is so long that unless i have eight paintings on the go i won’t be so busy, ha ha. feel free to let me know how bad this is. oil on canvas, 14 x 18″