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‘Triumph of Daedalus Over Fate and Futility’

November 30th, 2017|2 Comments

It is finished! the 120 inch by 60 inch commission painting of Daedalus and Icarus is finished and ready for delivery and installation in it's new home. The last few weeks since I last posted [...]

Four Down, One to Go!

November 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The Daedalus Project is nearing completion! I am leaving for Miami tomorrow morning to attend FACE (the Figuative Art Convention Expo), and am incredibly excited to be surrounded by so many incredibly talented figurative painters [...]

Daedalus Project Color Update: Burgundy Edition

October 13th, 2017|4 Comments

Happy Friday! It has been a busy, long, and productive week of work on the Daedalus Project...and now two and a half of the five figures are now in full color. I'll let a few [...]

One Down, Four to Go

October 5th, 2017|0 Comments

It's time, once again, for an update on what I have been calling 'The Daedalus Project'. When we last saw our heroes, color work had just been completed on the cliffs and mid-ground rocks and [...]

The Cliffs Have Color!

September 21st, 2017|0 Comments

Color work is progressing on the Daedalus Commission, and as promised, I'm posting a new image now that I have most of the color done on the cliffs and the mid-ground grass and rocks.   [...]

Icarus’s New Wings, and Color!

September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Whew! It's been a busy...wow...almost two months since I posted images of the completed under-painting for the Icarus/Daedalus commission painting. I have finally started color work, but only after taking a little over 5 weeks [...]

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Out of the Box

May 13th, 2017|

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|

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|

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 [...]

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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 [...]

The Cliffs Have Color!

Color work is progressing on the Daedalus Commission, and as promised, I'm posting a new image now that I have most of the color done on the cliffs and the mid-ground grass and rocks.   [...]

Icarus’s New Wings, and Color!

Whew! It's been a busy...wow...almost two months since I posted images of the completed under-painting for the Icarus/Daedalus commission painting. I have finally started color work, but only after taking a little over 5 weeks [...]

Icarus/Daedalus Commission Update

Hello, everyone! Yes, I'm still alive. And I've been working. On paintings. Well, on a painting. For the last couple of months, I've been hard at work on the 120 x 60 inch Icarus/Daedalus commission [...]

‘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 [...]