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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.

‘Young Astronaut’ Underpainting Continued: The Background

March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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

March 27th, 2017|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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 [...]

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I’ll Be Outside…In Color

March 17th, 2017|

The color work on 'I'll Be Outside' has been progressing nicely, and, I'll have to mull it over for a few days, but I think it may be finished. Assuming nothing too drastic changes over [...]

Figurative Art Convention and Expo

March 9th, 2017|

A couple years ago I was fortunate enough to attend TRAC (The Reprenentational Art Conference) in Ventura.  It was an amazing experience.  That particular conference is no longer being held, but this year the 1st [...]

I’ll Be Outside

March 8th, 2017|

In the interest of keeping the easel all warmed up while preparations for the upcoming commissions continue, I did this little drawing for what was to be a quick, 12 x 16 inch diversion of a [...]

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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 [...]