Monday, October 20, 2008
I apologize for a long absence. I was over in Europe studying some of the greatest paintings in the world. I am now back, and getting back to painting. Here are three portraits(16"x 20"). Three brothers all in their element, kids being kids. So much more interesting than the formal versions would be.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
After looking through a bundle of old photo albums I wanted to do a ton of paintings of my youth, but rather than doing all those paintings I decided to do a painting about wanting to reflect back on all those visual reminders. I find it interesting to contemplate on all the influences that come into our lives and I loved putting some of those figures(literal and symbolic) into the same painting. Any painting that has Honest Abe and superman is my kind of painting. There is about 30 references here, I came across so many others but it was getting out of hand. This on is Oil on Canvas and 55"x55".
Friday, August 1, 2008
While painting a large Self-Portrait I came across this old Photo and I felt compelled to do a painting of it. I imagine I was about 5 or 6 when it was taken. Notice the Spiderman shoes, no cleats or shin guards needed. And I believe I had shorts on but hard to tell. The Eighties... no car seats, lead paint and who had ever heard of a bike helmet. How did we ever survive?
Friday, July 11, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I just returned from a painting trip in Central Utah. While there I was working on some ideas for some paintings, here a oil sketch (18" x 24") that I did there. The real painting is underway and is life size(48" x 60"). Some of you know what the painting is about, to those who don't I would love your insight. I enjoy doing a sketch to work out the kinks, composition, color schemes, etc. Also, I have yet to determine a title, if anyone has ideas I would love to hear them.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Here is the finished painting. I wish I would have taken some pictures throughout the process to see its evolution. It is so easy to become slightly myopic and too focused on a painting. This painting is titled "... to be Trodden..." and it is oil on canvas, 36"x 40". Any comments are appreciated, I would love to hear what people think this is about.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
The Under-painting has been a reoccuring theme in conversations lately. So I thought I would post a painting prior to moving into thicker paint. The "rough draft" version, I will post the finished painting and then you can compare the before and after. ...to be Trodden... (36"x40")