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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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Painting at Woodgrove Meadows

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Sketch Club Painting at Woodgrove Meadows. 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015 Beginning with a gradated color wash over a simple raw umber block that was already dry, I managed to finish the final layer of this painting in one (long) day. What drew my eye to this scene was the contrast o...

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Figurative Portrait in Pencil

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49ers. 20x16, pencil on hot press watercolor paper. 2015 Starting with a grainy cell-phone photograph I created this figurative portrait by reducing the picture to about 4 values and eliminating as much of the background clutter as possible. As usual, I laid down the drawing in a series of layers: a...

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A Self Portrait in Oil

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Painting a self-portrait that focuses on the grays in skin tones....

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