Painting Holiday

I will be taking a vacation from my job for the holidays, but continuing to work on the oil portrait I was commissioned to do.  I am really enjoying the process of bringing this portrait to life. It is a process of constantly evaluating the skin tones, values,...

New Commissioned Oil Portrait

Have been working a few weeks on a new commission for an oil portrait that I am really excited about. It is a friend’s sister and her husband from their wedding picture.  This will hang in the new house the couple is building. At 24 x 36, it is the largest oil...

The Tortured Artist

We all know the old artistic stereotype: driven, melancholy, obsessed, and maybe driven a bit mad by the need to express their internal artistic vision. The artist working feverishly in their bare garret studio, the creative juices flowing like a storm at sea, with...

There Will Be Blood – Sweat and Tears

At least that is the notion that most people have about the creative process. Having suffered cuts, aches, sweat, and occasional bruises while working in my studio, perhaps the romantic notion is not far from the truth. The creative process is unique to each artist....