A Portrait of Artistic Multimodality

“Julian” Oil on Canvas 30″ x  40″ It’s been quite a while since I’ve dabbled in the world of WordPress.  So, all week long I’ll be posting a backlog of paintings beginning with this one.  It’s a near to life sized portrait of my son, Julian; composer, arranger, singer/songwriter, musician, writer, teacher, and visual artist.  Below […]

Study

No artist I know ever stops observing, never stops studying.  I’ve been away from this blog for a while, but I’ve been constantly working, studying.  The dissatisfaction with at least one element in every finished piece always drives the next piece.  Above are a few studies I’ve been working on, trying to “fix” something that […]

Portrait of T

  Portrait of T. Oil on Linen 20″x 29″ My favorite post of the week.  I’ll be back when I finish several WsIP.  Till then, thanks for your “likes” and comments.  They add fuel to my productive fire:)   Detail, Portrait of T

Gingers

Oil on Linen 11″ x 14″ This week I will be posting work realized during my long blogging hiatus.  This is the first of several portraits of red heads.  I love colors found in the skin tones and hair highlights of red heads.  

D in Dots

  Oil on Linen 24″x 34″ A new portrait. Sorry, all.  I’ve been spending more time painting, and less time blogging.  I’ve been and will be, following you and enjoying your blogs in bursts.  I’m slow, but I’ll get there:) I’m also posting my nature photography on Instagram, so click the sidebar photo if you’re […]

A Passive Upbraiding

  Oil on Linen with Gold Leaf 16″ x 20″ Beginning 1 & 2 Hair: meaningful in so many traditions and cultures.  The way that we wear it may be a statement, a passive rebellion, an identifier, an obsession, a tabu or even a code.  It’s a point of pride and a worry, and it’s oh […]

Cloaked

11″x 14″ Oil on Linen “Cloaked” is essentially the next- generation in the “Divide Series”.  Much like the original “Divide Series”, there is a barrier-a separation between the individual and the world.  In this new series, the divide takes the form of a headpiece.  Its connotations may or may not be religious,  from a time long past, […]

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 […]