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Still Life Painting of a Coffee Pot

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In this blog post I'm continuing with a series of still life paintings, showing how my process evolves incrementally over time. The subject this time is an Italian coffee pot....

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Still Life Painting in the Studio

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Still life projects are a great way to develop techniques and observation skills. In this blog post I walk step by step through a recent work....

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Painting a Horse at Ayrshire Farm

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Shire Horse Charcoal Sketch (WIP). 14x20, charcoal on paper. 2017 As I've done for the past few years, I decided to start the year with an animal painting. I've had a horse that I saw at Ayrshire Farm in VA in my mind for a while and thought this might be a good time to see what I could do with him....

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Charcoal Studies - Working Through Ideas Part I

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Charcoal Sketches on paper (full sheet). 2016 Before investing a lot of time, effort and materials in a painting, I find it's always helpful to first work though my idea on paper. Simple studies like these help me to test out the compositions and make sure they have a good chance of working. I can m...

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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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