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My Current Flesh Tones Palette

May 18th, 2018|5 Comments

I've had quite a few people ask about my flesh tones palette. There are probably nearly as many ways to mix flesh tones as there are artist's to mix them, and none is necessarily any [...]

Ad Astra! A finished Painting.

March 10th, 2018|0 Comments

The painting is finished! When last we saw our astronaut, she was painted in full color with the exception of her flight suit. I took two different approaches for the shirt and pants. I painted [...]

Now for the Fun Part…

February 20th, 2018|2 Comments

As much fun as the Earth, the Milky Way, The moon, and the space stations were to paint, and as lovely as they are on in their own right, in this painting their real value [...]

Stars Above, Blue Skies Below

February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

I did finally finish the underpainting, and after a few days the paint had dried sufficiently that the effect of the reflective glare off the brushstrokes was reduced enough for me to get a pretty [...]

A Quick ‘How Far We Can Go’ Progress Report…

January 30th, 2018|4 Comments

Well, it’s been ‘another few days’, and the underpainting is still not finished. My attention for the past week or so has been split between work on this painting and various other projects, not the [...]

Time For Some Under-painting….In Spaaaaaace!

January 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Once I have a final to-scale drawing for the composition finished, the next step in my process is to transfer that drawing to the surface I will be painting on. These days I paint on [...]

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How Far We Can Go

January 8th, 2018|

In 2003 I did a painting of a woman astronaut aboard a space station looking down at the Earth far below. ‘How Far We’ve come’ was about humanity’s incredible achievements in science and engineering, in [...]

‘Triumph of Daedalus Over Fate and Futility’

November 30th, 2017|

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|

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 [...]

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My Current Flesh Tones Palette

I've had quite a few people ask about my flesh tones palette. There are probably nearly as many ways to mix flesh tones as there are artist's to mix them, and none is necessarily any [...]

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. [...]

My Current Flesh Tones Palette

I've had quite a few people ask about my flesh tones palette. There are probably nearly as many ways to mix flesh tones as there are artist's to mix them, and none is necessarily any [...]

Ad Astra! A finished Painting.

The painting is finished! When last we saw our astronaut, she was painted in full color with the exception of her flight suit. I took two different approaches for the shirt and pants. I painted [...]

Now for the Fun Part…

As much fun as the Earth, the Milky Way, The moon, and the space stations were to paint, and as lovely as they are on in their own right, in this painting their real value [...]

Stars Above, Blue Skies Below

I did finally finish the underpainting, and after a few days the paint had dried sufficiently that the effect of the reflective glare off the brushstrokes was reduced enough for me to get a pretty [...]