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Separating Light from Shadow

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Separate Light from Shadow (Rooster Head Study). 10x8, oil on linen panel. 2015. After teaching a small workshop yesterday where one of my themes was separating light from shadow, I decided to put some of my own advice into practice and do a sketch of the rooster at George's Mill Farm in Lovettsvill...

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New Rooster Painting

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Rooster (study). 20x28, charcoal on paper. 2015 Before starting a new, larger, work I thought it would be a good idea to first develop the concept with some charcoal on paper.  What I'm going for is to better integrate the subject with the background. Ideally I'd like for this to be an abstract...

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A Small Chicken

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"Folk Art" Chicken. 6x9, oil on linen panel. 2015. This little work was painted in January in between two large commissions. I wanted to explore some color relationships and paint application techniques and, generally, take a break from the big stuff. I eventually used it as a color study for a larg...

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Chicken Sunday

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Chicken Sunday. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2014 Birds continue to be one of my favorite animals to paint: I feel like I have a chance to paint with strong colors and not fuss about the grays. Most of the painting was done with brushes (background: large bristle, bird: long mongoose flat), but I pain...

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Chicken Thursday

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Chicken Thursday. approx. 16" x 16" oil on linen. Unmounted. 2014. The latest painting off the easel.  It is currently unmounted so there are a few natural hills and valleys in the surface of the linen which you can see in this image. This is one of the chickens I photographed last weekend at G...

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