Oil painting of a windy day on the beach

Gulls on the beach at Ballard. 6x12, oil on linen panel. 2019.


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My wife and I will be relocating to Boston, MA in Spring 2022. I will not be entering any more art fairs in the Seattle area, but I expect to resume my schedule on the east coast later this year.

 



Books

The second edition of my book 'Painting Animals in Oil' is for all artists who create pet portraits and animal paintings in the studio. It will help get you started on the right track in areas such as developing ideas, composition, drawing, and color design.

All concepts and methods are illustrated with examples from my own portfolio.

The book is available on Amazon.


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