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Out of the Box

May 13th, 2017|0 Comments

The 'Young Astronaut' is back from the photographer after some good dry time and a light coat of varnish. The varnish, incidentally, did not disappoint. It brought back some real lustre and depth to the [...]

All Systems Go

May 2nd, 2017|1 Comment

I believe this painting is finished! Other than a few very minor touch-ups, most likely unnoticeable in a photo, and a coat of varnish, this young astronaut is ready for launch. And by launch, I [...]

That’s a Nice Suit You’ve Got There!

April 24th, 2017|2 Comments

Somehow another week has already passed!  It would be hard to believe if I didn't have some serious progress on the 'Young Astronaut' painting to show for it. But I do! When last we saw [...]

Skies of Blue, Clouds of White

April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Time for an end-of-the-week progress update on the 'Young Astronaut' commission.  The past week has been all about getting some color into the background of the painting. This is where things really start to get [...]

‘Young Astronaut’ Finished Underpainting

April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

The more I work on this painting, the more fun I'm having with it. I've finished work on the underpainting, and so far, the trickiest thing about it has been remembering that I'll be painting [...]

‘Young Astronaut’ Under-painting Progress

April 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Over the past several days I been able to put quite a bit of work into the underpainting for the 'Young Astronaut' commission. I'm very happy with it so far.

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‘Young Astronaut’ Underpainting: Early Stages

March 27th, 2017|

With all the separate elements competing for attention in this composition, the play of light, the values and the contrast are going to play a big part in bringing everything together and creating some visual [...]

A New Commission

March 24th, 2017|

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. I was contacted by a gentleman who told me that the recently [...]

‘I’ll Be Outside’ – Finished

March 23rd, 2017|

This painting is officially finished. I applies a light coat of Gamvar varnish this morning, and was able to get a pretty decent photo. I'll have the piece professionally photographed this over the next few [...]

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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. I was contacted by a gentleman who told me that the recently [...]

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 huge.  So, whenever I find myself between projects or in negotiations for [...]

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 Rublev Lead Oil Ground over a first layer of DTM Bonding Primer. [...]

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 like for these paintings done on Aluminum Composite panels. The blacks aren't as [...]

‘Young Astronaut’ Finished Underpainting

The more I work on this painting, the more fun I'm having with it. I've finished work on the underpainting, and so far, the trickiest thing about it has been remembering that I'll be painting [...]

‘Young Astronaut’ Underpainting Continued: The Background

I've made some good progress on the underpainting for 'Young Astronaut'.  The shuttle and the station are both in place, and so far all the pieces seem to be playing together well.  Having all of [...]

‘Young Astronaut’ Underpainting: Early Stages

With all the separate elements competing for attention in this composition, the play of light, the values and the contrast are going to play a big part in bringing everything together and creating some visual [...]

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 huge.  So, whenever I find myself between projects or in negotiations for [...]