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Bridge Between Galaxies

February 27th, 2017|0 Comments

I put a coat of varnish on this painting today. Once again, a project that started out as a fun diversion has surprised me by evolving into a finished piece that I really love.  As [...]

Glazing in Some Stars

February 10th, 2017|0 Comments

The underpainting is dry, so now it's time to have some fun!  I coated the entire painting with a very thin layer of Rublev Oleoresgel tinted with ivory black and burnt umber.  Then, into that [...]

The ‘Galaxy Reader’ Under-painting is Finished

February 7th, 2017|2 Comments

The monochrome under-painting for this piece is finished.  It will need a few days to dry completely before I can start in with the color, but already I really like how it's coming together.  I've [...]

Starting a New Painting

February 1st, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

‘Blank Canvas’: A finished Portrait

January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

Over the last few weeks, I've been able to finish the color work on the portrait of my youngest daughter, and this afternoon I was able to put a light coat of varnish on it. [...]

Two Things to Say

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

I have two things to say about the under-painting for this portrait of my daughter. 1:  Three-year-old human feet are weird. 2:  The under-painting is finished.

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Preparing the panel for Icarus and Daedalus

January 2nd, 2017|

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. [...]

Models needed for a large commission painting of Icarus

December 21st, 2016|

Way back in 2008, I did a little painting titled 'Study for the  Triumph of Icarus'.  As the title implies, the painting was intended to be a figure study for a larger, multiple figure composition [...]

Transported: A Finished Painting

December 7th, 2016|

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 [...]

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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 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 and adjustments before the painting is complete. I tried a few different [...]

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 [...]

Models needed for a large commission painting of Icarus

Way back in 2008, I did a little painting titled 'Study for the  Triumph of Icarus'.  As the title implies, the painting was intended to be a figure study for a larger, multiple figure composition [...]

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 and adjustments before the painting is complete. I tried a few different [...]

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 thought it would be interesting to take some progress shots as I [...]