In the studio now ... Come back often to watch a selection of my paintings develop from start to finish. I usually work on several paintings at a time, particularly with oils, which involve multiple glazes planned out ahead of time, each glaze needing to dry before the next.
Experimenting with painting on Belgium linen panels
I'm always trying to learn something new. Many of the professional artists I know paint with oils on linen. I'm trying several grades of Belgium linen and find I like it for some things and not others. The linen's slub grabs the paint better than good canvas, but the slubs are also a challenge. Time will tell. As usual, I have several oils in progress at the same time. The 9" x 12" oil immediately below is on a linen panel, which in turn is taped to board so it will stay put in my easel.
The Little Oak That Could (Yes, there is a story.)
A study in contrasts and reflections
The setting sun gilds branches, softly mirrored in a freshwater pond
Portrait commission Sometimes there are no photos that show a departed loved one as you'd like to remember them. Here, a number of photos were used to recreate a favorite memory of a couple's late fur child.
"At Water's Edge"
Paintings are often windows into places and the artist's thoughts as they paint. I might have called this one "cathedral".
19" x 25" pastel "Radiance" in progress This painting was originally to have been unveiled last year. A health problem due to breathing pastel dust put it on hold. It will appear here when completed. Take care to not breathe in pastel dust when painting with them.
See the progress of this 9" x 12" seascape from start to signed finish. Sold.
"Roxy" family portrait
Captions explain the process step by step as this 11" x 14" oil painting takes shape.
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