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A Step in the Right Direction

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A Step in the Right Direction. 16" x 12" oil on linen panel. 2014 I spent most of February 2014 working on landscape paintings, some of which were more successful than others.  For a change of pace I looked through some photos I took last year and found some nice images of a rooster that I'd pr...

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The Rooster at George's Mill

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George's Mill Rooster. 12"x9" oil on linen. 2013. I visited some local farms over the Loudoun Farm Tour weekend looking for some residents to paint.  The rooster at George's Mill was molting and had lost most of his tail feathers so I sketched out a three-quarter view of him.  I put most o...

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A Simple Abstract Painting Technique

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I struggle to create abstract paintings and I admire painters who can do it with what seems like little effort. I mean, how do you even conceptualize this stuff in the first place? In this blog post I explain an easy abstract painting technique....

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