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Limited Palette Using Masks

Recently I came across James Gurney’s blog and specifically his post about color wheel masking. It allows you to visually see how you are limiting your palette. You have plenty of options with this method ranging from monochromatic palettes to ones with accent colors. I had been experimenting with this idea for some […]

December 2nd, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Casey and Website Updates!

30″ x 40″
oil on canvas
I have updated my website with six new paintings (including the one above) and one new drawing. The artwork section has also been split into separate painting and drawing sections. Enjoy!
November 9th, 2009|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

18 Large

14″ x 11″
graphite
This is a study for a painting that never quite came to fruition. The model is my friend Pat in Philadelphia.
November 7th, 2009|Blog, Little People|0 Comments

Looney Gestures


We don’t always have access to models. We do, however, need […]

September 30th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Life Drawing

1 hour

30 minutes

20 minutes
September 25th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Horse Scene Without the Horses

Field Behind Lowes, Bastrop
9″ x 12″ oil on canvas board
Here is my second attempt at a Plein Air painting. The forecast for this day called for rain. There was little rain but plenty of clouds. Long and I drove around awhile trying to find a new spot […]

September 21st, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

First Plein Air

Bastrop Recreational Park
9″ x 12″ oil on board

In the tradition of Plein Air painting, I decided it was time to step outside the studio to jump back into painting. For a long time, I have felt that my skills as an artist have developed consistently, but my […]

September 18th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Homemade Panels

I’ve decided it’s time to move past the cheap and unreliable materials that I have been using since college. I needed to get some panels for the kitchen paintings I am starting. So, instead of buying them I made twelve 9″ x 12″ wood panels using a good quality plywood. I applied a traditional gesso […]

September 18th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Final 2


I’ve settled on 4 final compositions for the final paintings. I’m pretty sure at this point that I will omit the figures. I’ve been wanting to strengthen my backgrounds […]

August 26th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments

Small Works


I’m going to show some small paintings at Artist’s House Gallery in Philadelphia during December, so I thought I would post images of two preliminary drawings.
I’m still […]

August 20th, 2009|Blog|0 Comments