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Gloucestershire Old Spot. 20x28, oil on linen. 2016 It's becoming a tradition that I start off the new year with a farm animal painting. In all honesty, I haven't seen any farm animals in Seattle yet, but I have enough reference photos from Virginia to let me do this for the next several centuries.

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Gloucestershire Old Spot. Charcoal on paper, 11x24 (approx). 2015. In this sketch I'm working on the layout for a painting of a pig I met at Ayrshire Farm in Upperville, VA. Sketching it out like this lets me see the image without any of the clutter in the photograph. The abstract idea is to have a

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