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 […]

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;)

The Unsuccessful Portrait

(An unsuccessful portrait study and unsuccessful painting) A portrait by definition, must embody the personality, the light, the very being of a subject, filtered through the artist’s eyes.  Of course, this does not have to be in a traditional or figurative fashion.  But, if we are talking about a figurative portrait, a likeness of face, […]