Three New Works: Winter 2021

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One of the things I have noticed over the last year is that my way of working has changed. No longer under the pressure of creating paintings for shows, I have found myself willing to keep at some paintings until I think they are more fully finished. These three new paintings are each a survivor of the journey from bare canvas to a finished work via multiple trips to the easel....

Still Life Paintings: Late 2020

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In the past few years, I've found that still life painting offers both a welcome change from landscape and portrait paintings, and is a great way to practice techniques. ...

Recent Work: Fall 2020

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The pandemic has prevented me from getting out to paint this year and the only reference photos I've been able to take are of the skies seen from our deck. So in order to scratch that itch, I've taken to doing "virtual paint outs"—painting in the studio as if it was on location. ...

Recent Work: Summer 2020

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Here are some of the paintings I've done in the past two months. A much slower pace than usual, but these are not normal times....

What's On the Easel?

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Here we are nearing the end of the coronavirus lockdown. I have just started getting back to my studio routine and things are slowly picking up....

Product Review: Gamblin FastMatte

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In this blog post I explain how to use Gamblin Fast Matte and why I think it's an essential part of my paint box....