Author Archives: Valerie Rawlings

About Valerie Rawlings

Austin, Texas oil painter focusing on portraits, landscapes and still life paintings

‘Two Little Cowboys’ Portrait Painting and Fond Memories

I finally got a chance to do this cowboys portrait painting in my new basement art studio overlooking Lake Travis! It took more than a year to build the house; and with all the moving and decorating, I’ve gone six … Continue reading

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Portrait Painting Commission: “Navy Corpsman in Uniform”

I have been doing portrait painting commission work for about five years now. In that time I’ve read a lot about how to plan and paint portraits, and I’ve studied with several well known and highly regarded oil painting instructors. … Continue reading

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7 Christmas Gift Portrait Paintings

Secret Christmas Gift Portrait Paintings — Revealed At Last! Well, now that the big day has come and gone, it is time for me to show you what I’ve been frantically working on for the last two months. In November … Continue reading

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