August 21, 2011

Painting a Painting No. 8: Kierra

Kierra drawing by Michael Shapcott

Kierra (underdrawing)

Kierra (detail)

Kierra (detail)

Kierra by Michael Shapcott 

24″ x 30″
Graphite / Acrylic / Oil on Canvas

Painting a Painting No. 8 | Kierra

(click HERE for best FULL-SCREEN view)

Prints for this piece can be found HERE.

**Many thanks go to the reference photo for this piece:
After a Day of Play by Basseca.

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  1. Karen Ieraci

    Love your art and your choose of music 🎶

  2. Lu

    I just saw this on my facebook page… so beautiful! It was amazing watching your process and I love your use of color! Such a spiritual piece! She is beautiful!

  3. Amazing!!!


  4. Katerina

    Oh my God!!!!! I can’t say anything!!!! I see this picture like myself in the mirror , like me!!!!! I can’t imagine and feel exciting the very perfect painter has made the girl who is completely similar with me! and this stile,everything around and bird..everything is close to my soul

  5. Woah just beau-ti-ful !!!! I love this portrait.
    Just an advice between art colleagues, your video is just a little bit too long !

  6. Tyler Gibson

    As a young art student, I look to your work for so much inspiration. The new painting is amazing and I can’t wait for the next one, hopefully along with a new video as well. Also, I was wondering what you use to make your time lapse videos, (camera, program or whatever). I thought maybe seeing myself paint my help me to assess my work from a new angle. Thanks, and again, amazing work.

  7. Awesome! I just love the way you use color..Is it acrylic painting? This video was so inspiring, must keep an eye on your blog to see more of them. A tutorial video would be so great 🙂

  8. Colleen Brown

    Awesome! Thank you for showing us the video!

  9. Everytime I see a new painting from you, it becomes my favorite. This one is amazing… Don’t have money to buy it, but I too would love to own a painting of yours someday… 🙂
    You are awesome ! I love your art !

  10. That’s a great piece and video, Mike. Very nice process, composition and end result. Thumbs up! Hope all is well with you:)

  11. Amazing. You inspire me so much whenever I need a kick in the butt to get going and make something I watch one of your videos, I love them so much. Stumbling upon your website and your art work is one of the reasons I made a final decision to go to art school (I start next week yay!). I just wanted to tell you thank you for making art and as long as you make art and art videos I will look at them and be inspired. =]

  12. mike

    Thanks man.

  13. Rick

    Love that bird’s eye. Sweet piece Mike.

  14. mike

    Thank you both!! @Gerald, I have been thinking about a tutorial video of some kind. I’ll keep you posted. @Renee, prints can be found at I really appreciate all the kind words and support – you guys are the best!!

  15. Renee

    This leaves me breathless.
    I am so amazed and inspired by you, I hope I can afford one of your paintings one day.
    Unfortunatley I am 15 and it doesn’t look like that is possible right now. But I wonder, are you going to make this into a print?
    I would definately love to own a print.
    Thank you for this.

  16. Michael… You’re just amazing to watch… and I also thank you for sharing your workflow as well! Great to see a master at work! I never realized how brave you are with your paint and composition! You have a brilliant sketch to begin with (so wonderfully beautiful – a masterpiece in itself!) and to paint upon it is just simply beautifying an already stunning work. It looks as if you go to acrylics then finish off with oils… I also admire your use of smearing or smudging your paint… truly epic! Would love to learn a bit more from you… or just peek some more over your shoulder as you work. If you ever sell this video at regular speed… put me down for one please! This is one that I want to own!

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