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Gray girls

I’ve had a busy time in the studio over the last week, with my daughter helping me make progress by putting down a base coat onto the walls behind the doorway – I’ll add shadows on the walls and floor … Continue reading

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Bouguereau

Monday I had a unique opportunity to spend a couple of very pleasant hours up close to the Bouguereau at the Weisman gallery in Malibu, thanks to Michael Zakian, the curator and art historian at Pepperdine University. Alexey Steele, Tony … Continue reading

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Grass

Although I have to say that creating grass is the most boring thing in the world, I guess the patience that it requires pays off in the end and I like the way this is going. Doing this repetitive painting … Continue reading

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The Representational Art Conference

Now I can reveal the big project that Mike Adams and I have been spending every available minute on this past couple of weeks. A few months ago I began talking to friends like Alexey Steele, Mike Adams, Tony Pro … Continue reading

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Portrait

In the studio I’ve worked on the flesh of the hanged man a little more, adding whites into the highlights and blue into the shadows and the hair. I’ve scraped plenty of Cadmium Red into the lower arm, reasoning that … Continue reading

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Hanged Man Head

It’s been a busy week introducing new students to their classes and getting everything in order. We’ve been experimenting with the camera obscura to see what kind of results we can get out of it, finding that having some theatre … Continue reading

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Cut!

After a few days of humming and hahing I’ve committed to editing the Traveler and Magician paintings from their earlier square composition. Now rectangles, the compositions look much better balanced, with the focus of attention moving down to the sun … Continue reading

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Empress Foliage, While Getting Ready for Donna Granata

The quest for foliage continues, and I’ve been adding dark shadows into the foliage on the right side of the painting, building substance and getting further away from the very decorative leaves that were there before. In the photo you … Continue reading

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Carnegie

The Emperor painting has taken a giant leap forward, with an entirely new foreground landscape beginning to develop around the Empress. I’ve enjoyed painting the underlying dark areas that will lie beneath a range of grass that will be the … Continue reading

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Exploring China

The reason that the blog has been so quiet is that I’ve been in China over the Thanksgiving break, visiting¬†Taizhou, the home town of President Hu, in¬†Jiangshu Province. It’s been an amazing trip – and very productive too. I met … Continue reading

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