07.29.2017 – In Progress – ‘Cake!’

I’m not entirely sure where I’m going to go with this one, especially in the background, but I’ve got a start on the portrait, feeling my way through it, trying things out.  I’m branching off and making up the color scheme as I go along, so the painting wanders as I work on it.  I’m…

04.16.2017 ‘Nedah’

‘Nedah’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.16.2017 A new challenge today – painting darkly pigmented skin.  This was a fun portrait to paint, though challenging in judging the darker skin tones.  I am delighted with how this portrait cam out, especially the mouth.   I struggle with the mouth and it took me a while to get…

04.15.2017 ‘Anders Zorn’

‘Anders Zorn’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.15.2017 I painted this small 8″ x 6 ” portrait of the man, himself, Anders Zorn, taken from a full body self portrait by the man, himself.  The portrait is in acrylics, using the Zorn palette of cadmium red, yellow ochre, mars black, and titanium white, with a little burnt…

04.08.2017 – ‘Grey Lady’

‘Grey Lady’ Portrait in Acrylics 04.08.2017 I painted this portrait today using a slightly modified Zorn palette (White/Black/Yellow Ochre/Light Cadmium Red with a little Raw Umber thrown in).  It was great practice at mixing various muted light flesh tones and trying to balance the warmth and the cool.  I had a lot of fun working through…

04.01.2017 – ‘Imogen’

  ‘Imogen’ Portrait in Oils 04.01.2017 This project is the longest I’ve spent on a painting so far.  The first few layers went relatively quickly, but the last several too a long time to dry off and I spent a lot of time going over and over and over various features trying to make it…

03.28.2017 – Paintings by Thomas & Tyler

I have posted blog page links for each of my two sons, below.  We love to paint together, and they have become quite prolific in their paintings, so it was time to compile the works. Links below!   Tyler is my 6 year old and he is my little shadow.  He loves to paint and always has…