Monday, January 18, 2016


Daydreamer 10x 8 acrylic on gessoboard
This is based on a photo of one one my favorite models, but not intended to be a likeness. It was a quiet moment when she appeared to be lost in thought. I wanted to capture that faraway look and my aim was to achieve an expressive and painterly image. Below are some progress shots.

Initial sketch on toned gessoboard

Placed Darks

Mid tones and some lights added

More midtones and finer details added

Refining and trial background


New background and Final Touches...Done!

Tuesday, January 05, 2016


Sunshine 18 x 14 oil on stretched canvas  NFS
This lovely young woman came to interview me for a local magazine. As we chatted, I was captivated by how the sunlight just kissed her cheek and forehead. I asked if I could snap a few photos and perhaps paint her.  She agreed and this was the result.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Trio Plus Quartet

Trio Plus Quartet 10 x 10 acrylic on canvas  SOLD
This is a demo I painted during one of our local art guild's group shows. We find it's a great feature to have various artists show how their work is created, and I really enjoy chatting with folks who attend. Happily, this little painting also found a home.

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Black and Gold

Black and Gold oil 12 x 16 on gessoboard  SOLD
Rich tones and luscious textures -- that's why still life paintings are such a joy.