This page shows developing paintings and the different stages of finished paintings to help the curious understand my painting methods. 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 up to two days before the next.
12" x 12" Tortie European Burmese kitten commission
Click the arrows to see some of the stages of this almost finished oil portrait.
A local water scene begins
Still in the crude stages, but showing promise. As you'll see, some paintings are chameleons.
The stages of "Summer on the Shore" (Sold), oil on Belgium linen You can see the completed painting and purchase prints here .
The Little Oak That Could Oil on Belgium linen panel. (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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