One, Two, Three

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 […]

Restless

  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;)

Secrets On The Breeze

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:)

Study of D:Looking up

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;)

It May Be Spring

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 […]

Absorbed

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.

Melange

  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.

Values in Backlight

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 […]

The Red Dress

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 […]

Linear Arrangements

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.

Exhibeo Honorable Mention

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!