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Chicken. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2016. Here's the latest off the easel. It's based on a study I did last month, which you can see on the blog here. I'm trying to get ready for an art fair/show in Seattle in early August, called Magnolia Summerfest. It will be the first real event I've done in the

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Looking Back. 8x8, oil on linen panel. 2016 I've been working intensely over the past three weeks to develop ideas for new paintings and most of these have been landscapes or seascapes. For a change, I decided to spend today on a sketch for a chicken painting that I've been meaning to do for a while

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Piletina. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2015. More than anything else, I wanted this painting to be about the light and the way it varied in intensity from top to bottom and front to back. My starting point was a reference photo taken last year. There was out-of-focus chicken wire in the foreground whi

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Kuku. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2015 This is one of those paintings that was stuck in my head and had to get out.  The main idea behind the orange background was to do a painting that would complement the blue green in Portrait of 817.  Although I didn't set out to have the orange so domi

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Soft, Hard, Scrambled Edges. 10x8, oil on linen panel. 2015. This painting was done to practice edge-work and to serve as a study for a future painting. The surface is a medium texture linen, less smooth than the portrait grades that I use, consequently I had to use more paint than usual. I applied

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