Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Portrait Painting Event

I am putting together a series of portrait paintings for my portfolio and looking for people to model. Distance is not an issue, since I can paint from photo reference. The participant would need to be willing to take pictures for me to paint from. Those interested join the event friend me on facebook and message me your email address and I will send you info on what type of photos I am looking for and suggestions on how to take them. Those selected will get a digital copy of the portrait I paint.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

100th Post

Here is an update on the progress I have made with painting on Riley. 11x14 on gesso'd panel.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Values, Color and The Masters

I haven't been very pleased with the results of my work and decided to improve my observation of value, color and edges. I decided to study Bouguereau and a a few others to make needed improvements. I also have been reading Solomon J Solomon's book about painting and have been experimenting with the painting method he describes, which is painting wet into wet alla prima. It is similar to the way Jeremy Lipking and Joseph Todorovitch paint, in as far as I can gather. It is painting lights and darks into an average color value wet base. I have been happy with the results and it is so much easier to work edges when painting wet into wet. Must of the work is small and quick, not much bigger than 4"x6".

Thursday, February 10, 2011

New Album

My brothers are in to making music and they just released their new rap album... here is the link -
(Parental Advisory.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Slow and Steady

Sometimes finishing the portrait is the most difficult. It requires a lot more patience and dedication. Getting closer.