Welcome to "Art And Courage". I'm John Paul Thornton.
I have alot of paintings going on for upcoming shows, but I've also got some commissions that I will be documenting on this blog. Right now I am just finishing the final touches on a formal portrait of a lovely young lady whose parents commissioned me to paint her before she heads off to Italy for school. The decidedly classical portrait smacks of my love for Venetian art. I wanted to share some pictures of the work in progress.
Here we are, working from life in the sitter's home.
A peek into my studio. I always have a number of paintings going at once.