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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....

Recent Work: Preparing for a Show

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When I'm getting ready for a smaller show I don't often go to town and buy boxes full of new frames; I prefer to go through my inventory of paintings and cull the weaker ones, replacing them with new work. ...

Recent Work: May 2018 part II

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This latest batch are the most recent paintings I've finished. It's interesting to look at them side-by-side because they look like they were done by different people....

How to Paint Green Landscapes

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In this blog post I show some ways to paint landscapes without using out-of-the-tube greens and some strategies for using greens more effectively. The suggestions I've provided can be applied to any style of painting. ...

Plein Air Painting of a Ship

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I've done paintings of boats and ships a few times, albeit with varying rates of success, but I felt the need to do something different with this one....