Mother and Baby Pastel Portrait

The finished portrait of “A Mother’s Joy” is shown here with a studio mat that I use to get an impression of how the final image will look once it has a mat and is framed. It helps to see it this way in case there are any color or value changes that...

Mother and Baby Portrait

The third sitting went faster for another four hours. I’m not a fast painter, as I prefer to take my time in making judgements about the colors and strokes needed to get the effect I want.  Blocked in the background and started to finish off the details of the...

Madonna Pastel Portrait

This is the second sitting of the pastel painting, which was another four hours. Developed the baby’s face and started the mother’s hands. I am trying to capture a very realistic look, so lots of layering to build up the flesh tones. I am working from a...

New Madonna Pastel Portrait

Just started  a new “Madonna” portrait of a mother and child. I have been away from working in pastels for a few months, so I decided to jump back in and do a portrait of a friend’s wife and their new baby. The painting so far was done in the first...

New Maternity Portrait in Oil

It’s been while since my last post. Been crazy busy with work. Doing a lot of graphic art for clients, which has cut into my painting. But I just finished a new portrait that I had been working on for a few weeks. One of the hottest trends the last few years has...

Funny Poem About the Gravity of Aging

I haven’t written a poem in awhile. I felt inspired this morning while touching up my gray roots. Hope you enjoy this. THE GRAVITY OF AGE I can see my face falling; my butt reached a new low. It all just doesn’t seem fair. Rushing like hourglass sands, my...