Sunday, December 18, 2011

"Evening" 9x12 oil on panel

"Evening" is part of my outdoor figure studies which explore various moods of fading light.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Few spaces left in 5-day March workshop

There are only a few spaces available in the March 5-day figure painting workshop.
More info here.

Friday, November 18, 2011

"No More Common Dress" available at Jeremy Lipking's Open Studio Show

" No More Common Dress " will be available at Jeremy Lipking's Open Studio Show December 3rd. This show will also showcase several of today's top painters. More info below....

"Vermillion" at Waterhouse Figure Show November 19th

I am proud to announce that my painting, "Vermillion", will be available at the 6th Annual Great American Figurative Exhibition hosted by Waterhouse Gallery this Saturday (November 19th). This show will exhibit many of the top figurative artists today.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Step by Step "no more common dress" 16x24

Finished "no more common dress" 16x24



Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nashville Demo Follow-up

I would like to thank Lipscomb University, The Portrait Society of America for allowing me to paint for such an amazing and energetic group of artists.

I would also like to thank the following for their support in supplying me with excellent supplies:
Rembrandt Paint - I never paint without them.
Jerry's Artarama - For supplying me with an excellent Raphael oil primed linen panel to paint on.
Rosemary & Co Brushes - Best brushes out there.

The crowd was full of life and their questions were insightful and thought provoking.

I want to thank the camera crew for the great quality video work.

The next day all the artists set up out doors where we all painted from our fantastic models in the beautiful light.

Photos courtesy of Taaron Parsons. Thanks Taaron.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Demonstration in Nashville Friday and Saturday

Figure painting demo in Nashville this Friday and Saturday.

I will be doing two live painting demonstrations at the Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee October 21-22. This event is hosted by the Portrait Society of America's Portrait Academy Series.
For more information or to sign up please click the link above.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Step by step "Study of a Girl"

Step by step charcoal.

I started by dusting the surface with charcoal powder.

I used vine charcoal in the darks and erasing for the lights.

I wanted to work out the face first to use as a reference for the rest of the piece.

Another charcoal powder dusting for the dark portions.

I removed some of the charcoal powder with a paper towel.

Finished. "Study of a Girl" charcoal on paper 16x20

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Step by step of "John"

I am including a step by step of the charcoal drawing "John".

I began by covering the surface of the paper with charcoal dust followed by a dusting of acetone.
I then began to work into the mid tones erasing for the lights and adding charcoal for the darks.
In this stage I focused more on composition by removing the surrounding charcoal with a paper towel.
The dark values were added with a round paint brush dipped in acetone and powdered charcoal and then applying it to the paper.
Finished stage "John". The paper used is Strathmore 400 3-ply smooth.