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On the Easel2018-11-13T02:58:21+00:00

Brainstorming a Project

January 8th, 2018|0 Comments

I was asked whether or not I do sketches for a composition before I hire a model or go looking for additional reference material. The answer is, yes. Lots of sketches. Usually, in the process, [...]

How Far We Can Go

January 8th, 2018|1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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!

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 [...]

Brainstorming a Project

I was asked whether or not I do sketches for a composition before I hire a model or go looking for additional reference material. The answer is, yes. Lots of sketches. Usually, in the process, [...]