Friday, October 6, 2017

Daisies and Carnations


Daisies and Carnations

In the style of Fantin-Latour, the master painter of flowers, this still-life just completed while working at Chiaroscuro Studio of Art in Miami.  Learning to push and pull chroma and values, while creating a pleasing composition and keeping everything in balance is quite the challenge.


20" x 16"
oil on birch panel
This painting is available at:  
http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/758797



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Never Again


A tribute to one of the largest groups of law enforcement officers in America, the men and women professional airline pilots of the Federal Flight Deck Officer's program


Never Again
12" x 20"
oil on linen




For those interested in the process:



Drawing




Value Study




First painting of hat, table top (block in)



Continuation of first painting 




Refinement of shapes and values




Continuation of refinement of shapes and enhancement of light




Adding texture and form to cloth



Ready for final shape refinement of gun and glazing of darks.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

After Christensen's Solitary Life

Worked with a DVD by Scott Christensen this week, 
painting along as he demonstrated.


28 x 28"
oil on linen