Portfolio: Oil on Canvas by Zahradka Art

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Catalog of Oil on Canvas
Title / Description Medium Category Year
Geoltl Portrait Geoltl Portrait

Oil on canvas. This painting was requested by the husband after the death of his wife and her many years of Alzheimers. The children then requested he be included as well. We worked from old photos taken when they were both younger. The background was the view on the small lake where they had a cabin.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2016
18th century portrait of Suzy 18th century portrait of Suzy

A painting of Suzy created to be a match to my own self portrait. meant to be hung as a set. Again we have created the look of the time period with the subject having the tools of their trade around them. Painting is on linen canvas using hand ground and mixed paints of the time period.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2014
Dynagraphics Dynagraphics

Portrait for for the Dyna-Graphics corporation in Chaska Minnesota. The paining is of the husband and wife who founded the company, Bill and Dolly Bury and was created for the reception area.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2014
18th Century Self Portrait 18th Century Self Portrait

This is a painting I did of myself in the style of the 18th century artists, shown with my brushes and palette in hand. The painting is done on linen canvas using only hand ground and mixed pigments from the time period.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2014
The Rifleman The Rifleman

A portrait of a British Rifleman from around 1812. The painting is done on board using hand ground oil paints made only from pigments available at the time.

This original artwork (24" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasHistorical2013
Katrina and Shawl Katrina and Shawl

This painting is second in a series using decorative shawls. It has been created using all hand ground natural pigments that existed in the 17th century. I hand mulled them myself as well as creating my own paint mediums.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2012
RV3 Design RV3 Design

Created the design concept for a Homebuilt RV3. The challenge was to create a Flying Dragon (Leonopteryx) from the movie Avatar. The final paint was done by a profesional aviation painter.

Oil on CanvasAnimal2012
Andrea Andrea

A commissioned portrait created using an existing photo. Dress and background were changed to create a more historical feel.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2011
Hill Portrait Hill Portrait

A portrait created using an older off color photo. Shirt extended and added to. Background changed to be more aesthetic.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2011
Fumi Portrait Fumi Portrait

A commissioned portrait. For this portrait we were able to have a photo session with the client. We worked to create a more traditional classic look.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2011
Into the Earth Into the Earth

Commissioned portrait of Louise Hose, PhD - Renowned Cave Explorer and Speleologist. Created using several older photos, equipment and location shots.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2010
Family Portrait Family Portrait

This is a family portrait of Senseis Joel and Anita with their daughter Megan. The painting was created using oils on canvas. I created it using photos provided by the client.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2010
Joan of Arc Joan of Arc

A Painting we created using our daughter Gemma as the model. Suzy made the blue arming doublet she wore and Arms and Armor created the armor and sword. The background is a tapestry the colors of red and gold suggesting flames. This painting is unique in that it is done entirely with pigments and oils that could have been used during the 1500's. We have been studying and working with old techniques. We now give demonstrations to school groups on the Craft of Painting.

This original artwork (28" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2010
Scottish Trader Scottish Trader

Portrait of a trader and huckster from a local show.

This original artwork (20" high x 14" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2009
Photo Booth Realism Photo Booth Realism

A surreal family portrait. Based on images taken in a photo booth at a carnival.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2009
Dave and Joyce Dave and Joyce

Commissioned portrait of couple at son's wedding.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2009
The Cowboy The Cowboy

Commissioned portrait done in old west attire. Wanted to create a vintage feel of the old west.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2009
Godiva Godiva

Portrait painted in oils of "Godiva." Godiva is an award winning Dressage horse owned by Janna Kysilko. Created using a photo session at the stable and adding in the background.

Oil on CanvasAnimal2009
Iron Flight Iron Flight

Commissioned portrait of Paul F. Dye. Current Lead Flight Director of NASA. Shown with his homebuilt airplane "Valkyrie".

Oil on CanvasPortrait2008
Rachel Rachel

Commissioned portrait created by using an existing black and white photo of the subject taken 20 years earlier.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2008
Bess Bess

A Revolutionary War soldier takes aim with his Brown Bess Musket.

This original artwork (16" high x 46" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2008
Darwin Darwin

Portrait of Charles Darwin.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasHistorical2008
Spring Spring

Spring flowers adorn the head and shoulders of a young girl. Portraying the essence of the season itself.

This original artwork (24" high x 20" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasFairy Tale2008
Keeping Warm Keeping Warm

Portrait of a young woman in a winter landscape dressed in cloak and furs.

This original artwork (28" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2008
Monarch Mural Monarch Mural

This is a 21' Mural painted for Monarch Bus Service in St. Paul MN. The company image is the monarch butterfly. We incorporated a design that would show off the butterfly as well as a school bus and the city of St. paul in the distance that is served by the company. no actual people were shown so as not to reflect any race or gender into the picture.

Oil on CanvasAnimal2008
Parade Rest Parade Rest

A tired Union soldier stands at parade rest looking thoughtful. This American civil war era imaginative portrait original is in oil on canvas.

This original artwork (24" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2007
#42 in Crimson #42 in Crimson

Semi-nude woman wrapped in a cream colored cloth and peering over her shoulder in front of a red drapery. Original painting in oils on canvas.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2007
Sophia Reading Sophia Reading

A young girl in Victorian-era costume looks up from her book with a smile.

This original artwork (24" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2007
Man of the East Man of the East

Asian man with embroidered hat and vest.

This original artwork (20" high x 16" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2007
Man at Arms Man at Arms

Portrait of a Renaissance-era soldier in pot helmet and chain mail.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2007
Duet Duet

This painting is a representational portrait. In place of the people we have used their respective musical instruments. Between the instruments is an embroidered red rose and their favorite music is on the sheet.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2007
The Archer The Archer

A medieval longbow archer has his bow pulled, his arrow ready to release.

This original artwork (16" high x 34" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2007
In Balance In Balance

Portrait of a girl (Tess) on her Unicycle.

Oil on CanvasPortrait2007
Pirate Dreams Pirate Dreams

A young sailor on his first sea adventure

Oil on CanvasCharacter2007
Iraqi Soldier Iraqi Soldier

Commissioned work of an Iraqi soldier in the desert

Oil on CanvasPortrait2007
Grain of Salt Grain of Salt

Portrait of a very skeptical looking gentleman. Gives the feeling of a down to earth no nonsense individual.

This original artwork (24" high x 18" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2007
Autumn Autumn

A man's face - old yet eternally young - emerges from the colored leaves of the forest.

Oil on CanvasFairy Tale2007
Apples Apples

A young girl reaches up to pick an apple.

This original artwork (28" high x 22" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2006
Acorns Acorns

A mischievous fairy holds out 3 acorns.

This original artwork (14" high x 11" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasFairy Tale2006
The Shawl The Shawl

A sorrowful young girl wrapped in a russian shawl.

This original artwork (17" high x 14" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2006
Safe Keeping Safe Keeping

Young mother holds her baby, wrapped together in a plaid.

This original artwork (20" high x 20" wide) is available for purchase. Contact us!

Oil on CanvasCharacter2006

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