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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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A WIP of a New Horse Portrait

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Block In for New Horse Portrait. 24x20, oil on linen. 2015 This is the block in for the commissioned horse portrait I'm currently working on. I did this in two stages: a careful drawing and separation of the light and shadow with raw umber, and when that had dried I applied layers of terra rosa/yell...

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Charcoal Study for New Horse Portrait

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Charcoal Study for New Horse Portrait. approx 20x16. 2015 While I usually do these value designs as small 5x7 pencil sketches, when I’m working on a larger portrait I will often take a full sheet of paper and work out the design in charcoal. It helps to give a feel for the scale of what I'm ab...

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Retired: A Horse at Little Fiddlers Green

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This oil painting in progress is of a horse I saw a couple of years ago at a paint out at Little Fiddlers Green in Bluemont, VA. I was taken by the look of the light falling across the body and the motif of the spots in the coat....

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Molly Part 2: The Block In

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Molly Block In. 14x11, oil on linen. 2015 This morning I did the block-in for the portrait of Molly. I used a mixture of terra rosa and raw umber applied thinly on an un-toned panel.  I will let this dry and then tone the panel before starting the final layers of the painting. I don't usua...

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