Occasionally, someone will ask about my painting process. I have in the past, posted my usual digital painting and oil painting process. But once in a while, I’ll choose this method. It’s not an overall block-in, refine and refine again way to work. It is instead, a little by little fill in method. While this technique …
Oil on Linen 24″x 24″ One of those paintings that I keep fussing with. I’ll probably give it a week of rest and then fine tune it a little bit more.
Oil on Linen 14″x 18″ Alla Prima, with a concentration on my subject’s gloriously chaotic curls.
16″x 20″ Oil on canvas A more limited palette. I often lean on color to help me create form and interest. With this painting, I’ve limited color and used it sparingly, paying closer attention to line and shadow. This painting was my third effort-same subject, and the only one to survive;)
Oil on Linen 8″x 15″ An exercise I could have taken farther, but decided to leave as is.
Oil on Linen 24″x 24″ This painting has been “finished” for a couple of weeks now. However, I’ve tweaked it almost every day for the past two weeks, each time thinking “ok, now it’s finished”. It’s finished:)
I’m mad about linen. Stretched, rolled, less expensive or deluxe, it IS my favorite painting surface. It felt decadent to use linen for a study, but I got over the splurge;)
Self Portrait Oil on Linen 24″x 24″ It’s a big birthday, and I am grateful.
It may be spring, but in my neck of the woods, Mother Nature takes one springy step forward and then two frosty steps back. A crocus or two have emerged, but nothing much that’s green has appeared yet. In the swamp however, the migratory birds are back, and all of our bird population is …
Oil on Linen 24″x 24″
Alla Prima 8″x 10″ I’ve been absorbed-finishing up some new work and painting over some old work. I hope to post new paintings and also hope to be visiting your blogs very soon. Happy Spring! This painting is the third effort to inhabit this canvas.
Oil on Linen 24×24″ A product of my recent exercises in backlight and line. First in a series. Oh, and I’m pleased to share that my work and links are now included in the directory/gallery of the curated site, Figurative Artist.
Oil on Linen 18″x 24″ It’s pretty cold out there! I’m constantly pulling my coat a little closer.
Oil on Canvas 16″ x 20″ Alla Prima More backlight practice.
11″x14″ Oil on Canvas I’ve often found myself frustrated while trying to realize form within a backlit subject. The bright back round light tends to flatten the planes of a figure or face, making it difficult to read the values necessary to create the form of the features. In a situation like this, the values …
Oil on Linen 24″ x 24″ Lots of reflected light, on a sumptuous linen surface=so much fun to paint! Below you’ll find progress images. When not working alla prima, I generally begin with a value based underpainting- blocking in the entire painting to create a first layer. As you can see, with this one, I started with …
Oil on Canvas 11″X14″ Drawing on my experiments with line, a speedy alla prima oil.
Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 18″x 24″ It’s icing/snowing-again.
11″x14″ Charcoal, Oil on Canvas I rarely focus on line when I paint. Instead, I most often concentrate on seeing and representing values in their various shapes and hues. But, I’m forever looking for ways to change up my point of view. This painting is a result of one of those change-ups.
Acrylic and oil on canvas 18″x24″ For this piece, I followed the same procedure as “Active Resolve” . I’m finding it a satisfying process, at least for the moment;)
A welcome surprise, “Betsy” won Honorable Mention in The Human Figure competition at Exhibeo Art Competition Magazine. In addition, Jonathan Raddatz, from Exhibeo has written a lovely review of my “Young Series”, in which “Betsey” is a part. You can find the review here. Thank you, Jonathan and thank you, Exhibeo!