custom pug portrait painting in acrylic and oil wash

8×10 inches – acrylic & oil wash on patterned paper

Really beginning to think I am destined to own a pug (rescue) one day…I mean, look what happened after The Year of the French Bulldog?

*note* the current deadline for Holiday Pet Portrait Commissions is December 5th.  (subject to change if my schedule books up)  email heather@flyoungstudio.com or visit Vayda’s Pet Shop to get started.

Scout – Custom Pet Portrait

December 30, 2010

Scout Custom Pet Portrait Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Painting

Scout, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named after the character in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

8″x10″

Acyrlic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

Sneak Peek!

December 6, 2010

 

Kitty portrait in progress!

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It’s a little late for our anniversary, but I’m pretty sure illustration board counts.

ocean view from our balcony in jamaica

View from our balcony including “funny tree” – Ocho Rios, Jamaica

Acrylic and Oil Wash on Strathmore’s finest

It will eventually find its place on the wall next to the tree we got married under…

Savannah Yacht Club oak painting by heather l young

Savannah Yacht Club

and a print of my most favorite painting of all time.  Terribly sappy, I know…

all artwork ©2010 HLY

sneak peek…

September 29, 2010

sneak peek of my latest painting

Landscape detail with 4 washes of oil paint.  Many more to go.

In other news, my Live Oak Trees received some blog love this week…thanks Miss Jazzy Elizabeth!

Avery Complete!

August 4, 2010

Special thanks to Lindsay for such an awesome project!  It’s not too often that I get asked to paint “people portraits” in my Acrylic & Oil Wash technique…so this was a real treat.  You may have seen the work in progress here.

Portrait of Avery by Heather L. Young FLYoung Studio

Avery with Popsicle

Acrylic & Oil Wash on Patterned Paper

11″x14″

©2010 Heather L. Young

P.S. want a people portrait?  I’d be happy to whip one up for ya…just email heather@flyoungstudio.com

Medusa & Me

April 12, 2010

I have officially moved out of Granny’s…(some 10 years later)…it was quite the treasure hunt to find works from the early days.  The following painting is the first painting from my very first oil painting class…also, the first canvas I ever constructed and stretched…(that’s a lot of  “firsts”)

The assignment:  Paint a self-portrait with something “on your head”.  Never one to rock a hat, I went for this

Medusa Oil Painting Self Portrait

Medusa & Mea self-portrait (though people suggest it looks more like my mother)

3’x4′

Oil on Canvas

Now just tell me where in the world am I  supposed to put a large-scale self-portrait of myself with snakes all over me?! (you all know I hate snakes)  What was that teacher thinking with this assignment?  He hasn’t said so, but I think Nick’s scared of it.  So if anyone needs a rather large conversation piece, feel free to make an offer!