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A New Commission

For the past several weeks, I've had a really cool project in the works that I'm excited to finally be able to share. [...]

Starting a New Painting

I love the subject of kids reading.  It is the perfect symbol of imagination.  My stockpile of reference material on the subject is [...]

Preparing the panel for Icarus and Daedalus

The 120x60 inch Aluminum Composite panel for the Icarus/Daedalus commission is coming along nicely.  Here I'm applying the second of three coats of [...]

By | January 2nd, 2017|Conservation & Best Practices, Painting Progress|0 Comments

Transported: A Finished Painting

I was able to get a light coat of varnish on this painting today. I opted for a satin finish, which I really [...]

The Color Work is Almost Finished

I'm just about finished painting the color layer over the monochrome underpainting. In fact, I have maybe a day's worth of minor touch-ups [...]

By | November 30th, 2016|Art Theory, Artwork, Conservation & Best Practices, Painting Progress|1 Comment

Painting Color Over an Underpainting: Part Two

I'm continuing to work with color over the monochrome underpainting, and am focusing on the comfy chair our young reader is occupying. I [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Art Theory, Artwork, Conservation & Best Practices, Painting Progress|4 Comments

Painting Color Over an Underpainting: Part One

The background of the 'Space Reader' painting is close to being finished. For the last few days, I've been working on painting color [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Art Theory, Artwork, Conservation & Best Practices, Painting Progress|1 Comment

Why Have an Underpainting?

With my last few paintings I've been using an underpainting, which is not entirely new to me, but a technique I haven't used [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Art Theory, Artwork, Conservation & Best Practices, Painting Progress|0 Comments

Oil Transfer is the Best. Seriously.

I can't overstate what a fan I am of using an oil transfer to get a drawing from paper to panel or canvas. [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Conservation & Best Practices, Painting Progress|2 Comments

Creating a background…

After playing around with a few different ideas for what to put in the background of this new reading-themed composition, I ended up [...]

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