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Edges

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Edge Study, black and white oil paint, about 8x10. 2016 I'm finishing up my book on painting animals. You knew I was writing a book, right? On reading through the manuscript once again, I finally admitted to myself that it needed a better discussion of edges - something I'd tried to avoid because it...

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Red!

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Red. 11x14, oil on linen. 2016 This portrait of Red was finished last week. Like many commissioned portraits he got a few little tweaks once his owners had had a chance to see a preview of the painting. I used the Ned Jacob palette for most of the colors, together with some burnt sienna (mixed with ...

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David and Max

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Here's the final version of a portrait that I've been working on over the winter. The painting is based on a photo taken by Smiley's Studio in Fort Worth, Texas, and used with permission. I changed the setting considerably, removing most of the setting and props in order to promote a feeling of ligh...

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David and Max in progress

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  David and Max (WIP). 26x24, oil on linen. 2016 This is a portrait that I've been working on for the past three months. It's still in progress, but near enough to completion that I feel OK about showing it. The painting is based on a photo taken by Smiley's Studio in Fort Worth, Texas, and us...

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Portrait of Oban

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Oban. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2016. Here's a portrait that I'm putting the finishing touches to. This was done from the customer's own photographs. As you probably can tell, black dogs are really challenging to paint. I like to compare it to playing the piano with just your left hand: it's diffic...

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