Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Temptation


6"x 6"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD
Louisiana, USA

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bernie


14"x 11"
Oil on wrapped Canvas
not for sale
I painted with the Sunrise Group of painters last Thursday night. Great group of artists! Thanks Jim Middleton :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Top Knot


6"x 6"
Oil on Stretched Canvas
SOLD
Louisiana, USA

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Nude with Purple Drape


11"x 15"
Oil on Linen

This is a two hour study from Saturday.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monday, September 14, 2009

Afternoon Stroll


6"x 6"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD
Private Collection, Minnesota, USA

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Afternoon Siesta


14"x 11"
Oil on Canvas Panel

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Friday, September 4, 2009

Silver Earring

10" x 8"
Archival Belgian Linen Panel
SOLD, Private Collection
Maine, USA
With grateful thanks to photographer and graphic artist Mona Makela for inspiring me with her wonderful images.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Thursday


16"x 8"
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
progress shot

Thursday, August 20, 2009

One Braid


6" x 6"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD
Private Collection, Michigan, USA


Monday, August 17, 2009

Lake's Edge


10"x8"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
SOLD
Ontario, Canada


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Banjo


28"x 22"
Oil on Gallery Canvas

This is the first painting in a series of street musicians I'm painting.
SOLD
Private Collection, Florida, USA

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

White Collar


7"x5"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD, Private Collection
Texas, USA

Friday, August 7, 2009

Velvet Dress - Progress 4


10" x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
Finished?........no.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Velvet Dress - Progress 3


10" x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen
Almost done.... a little more work on the bottom half.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Velvet Dress - Progress 2


10" x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen panel

Well.... the resemblance is there now. I'll finalize the features and get on with the rest.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Velvet Dress - Progress 1


10"x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
Progress shot of a painting I'm working on.
...and for some strange unknown reason...I always start with one eye higher than the other. :)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Winter Coat


7"x5"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD
Private Collection, Michigan, USA

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Girl in a Black Hat


6" x 6"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD, Private Collection
Texas, USA

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

In the Garden


8"x10"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection, Ontario, Canada

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Portrait - David R. Darrow


10" x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel

David Darrow recently celebrated his 52nd birthday by painting a self portrait on his ustream show. Viewers were invited to paint along. I didn't get an opportunity to paint that night, but wanted to do one as well, so here's my version.
Happy Birthday David!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Into the Light - Study


10"x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Amused


7"x5"
Oil on Canvas Panel
SOLD, Private Collection
Ontario, Canada

Monday, May 25, 2009

David R. Darrow Online Workshop


This is the reference photo for yesterday's painting. How did I do? :)

I was pleased to be in attendance this past weekend at David Darrow's (Dave the Painting Guy) first interactive online workshop. I've known David since he first helped me create this blog, and I've always considered him one of my mentors. So when I heard about his online workshop, I absolutely had to be there.

David is an accomplished portrait painter and a patient and knowledgeable teacher. The 16 participants were extremely pleased with the instruction, fair but kind critiques (we uploaded photos 4 times over the weekend) and the fun relaxed atmosphere. It was wonderful to participate from the comfort of my own studio. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that the amount of interaction with the instructor by far surpassed any of the workshops I've taken locally. I give this workshop five stars. :)

David will be conducting the same workshop again this coming weekend. To find out more about this or other upcoming workshops Click here for info.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Closed Door


16"x 12"
Oil on wrapped canvas
Progress shot

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Man with Beard


10" x 8"
Oil on Gessoed Masonite
SOLD
Private Collection, Michigan, USA

Monday, May 4, 2009

Man with Beard Progress Shot


10"x 8"
Oil on Gessoed Masonite
In Progress

Working on a commissioned portrait and this daily painting. Just gave it a scrape, and will continue today. :)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Study of a Woman


10" x 8"
Oil on Belgian Linen Panel
SOLD
Private Collection, Ontario, Canada

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Artist


8" x 10"

Oil on Gessoed Masonite Board

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Blue Bow - Final


10" x 10"
Commissioned Portrait
The finished painting
SOLD
Private Collection, Ontario, Canada

In Her Room


8"x 8"
Oil on Canvas Panel

SOLD
Private Collection, Connecticut, USA

This is before I fixed her right eye, but the colours are more true to the original and this photo has no glare.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Quick Sketch


Graphite on paper
This is a sketch I did today. I wish I had more time with it, but my model woke up. :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blue Bow 5


10" x 10"
Oil on wrapped Canvas



Almost done...

Monday, April 6, 2009

Blue Bow 4


10" x 10"

Oil on wrapped canvas

Continuing with the progress of this portrait.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Ballerina


6"x6"
Oil on Canvas Panel

SOLD
Private Collection, Louisiana, USA

I'd like to thank Samantha Julianna Photography for graciously allowing me to paint from some of her images.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Blue Bow 3


10"x10"
Oil on Wrapped Canvas


IN PROGRESS


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Blue Bow 2


10"x10"
Oil on Wrapped Canvas


IN PROGRESS