12″ x 12″Oil on Linen A new addition to the “Cloaked” series but with a lighter, cooler palette.
Alla prima paintings are completed in one sitting. When I paint a portrait this way, I draw with my brush, minding the spacial relationships between features. Next, I lay in the darks using full color, to support the forms of the face. The midtones, the lights and their transitions blend into the previous wet passages …
Oil on Linen 12″ x 16″ Same model, two views. Oil on Linen 12″ x 12″
Same model, two views. 10″ x 10″Oil on Linen 18″ x 18 ” Oil on Linen
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 …
Home 12″x 12″ Oil on Canvas Probably my first landscape post. I’m not a landscape painter, but the swamp is my home away from home. A portrait was in order.
Waiting Oil on Linen 11″x 14″ The Lane Oil on Linen 16″ x 20″
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.