Saturday, June 24, 2017

"Margaret Sketch,"



"Margaret Sketch," Oil on Hardwood panel, 8x10. Live model. About 2 hours.

Monday, May 29, 2017

"Beatrice in Red,"


"Beatrice in Red," Oil on Cradled Wood Panel, 14x14in. Reference: My own. This painting was hard on many levels, emotional, mechanical and technical.  Emotionally it was challenging to portray this woman in the most delicate and sensitive way that reflected her image in my mind's eye. Mechanically and technically it was very difficult to render what I saw in my reference photo accurately both in terms of straight drawing, color and detail so that her inner and outer beauty  shines through.  I used a limited palette of Pure Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Quinacridone Red, Cobalt Teal and Windsor Newton Blue-Black. Thanks to Dominique Medici for introducing me to this limited palette of colors.  My Painting could never be a fitting tribute to this strong, independent, force of nature that Beatrice is. I  chose this moment to paint because it was an intimate glimpse which she rarely shows to the outer world.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017

"Toni Ann,"



"Toni Ann," Graphite on Strathmore Drawing Paper. 14x17in. Live Model

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Portrait Study 1



"Portrait Study," 11x12, Charcoal on White Sennelier Drawing paper. 2 hours from life.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

"Cry to Heaven,"





"Cry to Heaven," Pastel on Canson Mi Teintes paper, 12x16 based on my own cropped image of a statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.