I enjoy making videos of my artwork, especially time-lapse videos that show progress over a period of time. For a complete collection of my videos, in addition to art videos, visit my Siestashawn YouTube Channel
LuLu’s Key Place Mural
Oct 6, 2016
This is a 17′ high x 28′ wide mural on the back exterior wall of LuLu’s Key House on Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL. The 4 unit resort complex has recently been completely renovated, inside and out and is available for short stay vacation rental. Music by Willie & Lobo.
Oil Portrait Painting
Feb 27, 2014
This is an oil portrait on linen canvas measuring 22″ x 28″. I started by drawing everything with a charcoal pencil. I then did a loose oil wash to block in the main colors. I then layered dozens of thin color glazes until I achieved a very realistic portrait painting.
Sea Club V Mural
Feb 27, 2014
I repainted the sunset mural at the Sea Club V beach resort on Crescent Beach, Siesta Key. I had painted this originally in 2004. It’s 28ft high x 7ft wide.
Feb 27, 2014
This is a sketch drawing that I did on my iPad. This is the first animated drawing that I have published online. I used iMovie to create the trailer.
SKOB Plein Air
Aug 6, 2013
Plein air oil painting of Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) in Siesta Key Village.
Siesta Key Drum Circle
Feb 11, 2013
I am using acrylic paint, on the pathway leading to Siesta Key public beach, on a Sunday night during the drum circle gathering.
Dec 16, 2012
I taught step-by-step painting for a couple of months. On this evening, we painted the shoreline at sunset and added a blue heron silhouette. Isn’t the water awesome? Everyone had fun and the results were amazing.
Sandpipers on Siesta
Mar 12, 2012
I painted these sandpipers in oil, working from my reference that I composed in Photoshop from my candid shots taken on Siesta Key.
Myakka Plein Air
Feb 19, 2012
I went plein air painting at the Myakka River State Park. I joined a small group of painters and we all had a great time.
Tropical Beach Mural
Aug 4, 2011
I recorded the process with a GoPro camcorder positioned behind me, only a couple of feet away from the mural, causing distortion. A normal view is seen at the end.
Crystal Classic Display
Nov 22, 2010
I displayed my Siesta Key Artwork at the Siesta Key Crystal Classic Sand Sculpture Competition, Nov 18th – 21st, 2010.
Jan 24, 2010
This mural is on the lanai of a beautiful condominium on Siesta Key. I painted it in values of a gray blue, then added layers of transparent color – creating full color.
Painting Four Sisters
Dec 19, 2009
This is an 24″ x 36″ oil portrait on linen canvas. My customer commissioned me to paint a portrait of his wife, with her three older sisters, as a surprise Christmas gift.
Point of Rocks Demo
Oct 14, 2007
Point of Rocks is a local beach landmark on Siesta Key, Sarasota, Florida. This is a painting that I did as a watercolor demonstration.
Meet Shawn the Artist
Nov 6, 2006
This is a quirky video of botched personal introductions. I decided to use all the out-takes as I was unable to be serious.
Oct 6, 2006
I painted a tropical jungle/underwater mural using transparent acrylic color over a monocromatic blue/gray acrylic wash.