Mercedes, portrait in oils from three hour sitting, Shannon Reynolds
Mercedes (detail), oil on panel

Mercedes, three hour painted sketch in oils, Shannon Reynolds
Mercedes, oil on panel, 11" x 14"
A three hour painted sketch of model Mercedes in oils.


Max and the Chocolate Chips

During a recent portrait sitting I discovered the usefulness of chocolate chips as a bribe for encouraging an active, two year old boy to sit for a pose, but I hadn’t considered the mess.  Here’s Max, nearly two, with his adorable chocolate chip smeared face, and mischief in his eyes: 

Portrait of Max, oil on panel, by artist Shannon Reynolds
Max with chocolate chip smeared face, oil on panel, 9" x 12"
 And here’s Max, beautifully framed by Dimensions Custom Framing and Gallery:   
Max, portrait, oil on panel wooden frame, by portraitist Shannon Reynolds
Max, framed
The framers and gallerists, Wendy and Ellen, liked my work enough to take a few of my pieces for their Toronto gallery space.  I’ll have six small paintings in their Small Works Holiday Show & Sale opening December 12th.   The gallery is at 732 Queen St East (just east of Broadview on the North side) in Toronto.  Hope some of you can make it.