Angles

Oil on linen 24″x 30″ I haven’t posted for quite a while, but I’ve been working on the “Cloaked” series and larger figure paintings. Though I employ friends and family to pose just as models, these paintings most often turn into portraits, like the one above.  

Looking For Light

While struggling with the dark “Cloaked” series, I felt compelled to search for a little light.  This is one of two recent pieces expressing that urge to find the light.  Tomorrow, another light seeking painting.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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!