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;)

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.

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 …

OMG

Oil on Canvas 12″x12″   Alla Prima In this piece, I’ve mixed mindful linear accents with an even focus of hues and values. I’m working furiously at the moment, so please forgive my lack of attention (for the time being), to all of your terrific blogs.  I’ll move back into blogger mode soon and enjoy catching up …

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!

The Depot

Oil on 17.5″ wood panel While shopping at Home Depot, I spotted a wooden disk that I had to have. While it’s ridiculously heavy and I have no idea what it was created for, it served as a terrific surface for this painting. I think I’ll pick up another panel next time I’m at the Depot.

Active Resolve

                                                     Acrylic, Oil, Graphite on Canvas  18″x24″ My handsome model’s presence and a challenge from my son, inspired a painting whose kinetic energy moves directly forward,  from movement to quiet …