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Three Alternative Ways to Paint a Green Background

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In this blog post I present some options for handling the bright green backgrounds that often occur in reference photos of animals....

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Integrating the Subject of a Portrait with the Background

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In this blog post I show some ways to make a portrait subject work better with a given background....

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Brush Technique in Small Paintings

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A discussion of my preferences for paint handling in portraiture and some techniques for better rendering of the features....

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Bunny in Progress

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Bunny (WIP). 14x11, oil on linen panel. 2015. It's been a while since I finished any new work so I jumped the gun and posted this one before completing it. This is done from the customer's own photograph. This first layer is painted directly over a (dried) raw umber block in and was done in one sess...

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Nimrod

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Nimrod. 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015 It doesn't start to feel like spring until I have a couple of rabbit paintings under my belt. This is one that was hanging around in our garden the other day. His ears looked like they had been nibbled by his mom when he was a youngster, so I gave them some pa...

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