Magic Ball Man Portrait

Magic Ball Man Portrait

This is “Magic Ball Man” a 16 x 20 pastel on Rives BFK paper. Prints are available at: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/magic-ball-man-rita-romero.html The Magic Ball Man is a very talented entertainer from York in UK. I was fascinated by his look, which...
Gold Bangle Pastel Painting

Gold Bangle Pastel Painting

My newest piece is “The Gold Bangle”. This pastel portrait of a young woman is 14×18 pastel on paper done from my source photos. The model is Katrina Sherwood, who is also a muse for Cuong Nguyen. I had the pleasure of painting her at a workshop at Cuong’s studio. She modeled for several reference shots for me, so I have several future works in mind.

The Writer Pastel Portrait

The Writer Pastel Portrait

I am pleased to introduce “The Writer”. This pastel portrait painting of a young man is on Art Spectrum Colourfix paper, and is a finished frame size of 24 x 27 (18 x 21 mat window image). The model is our nephew, Gordon James Asti, who is an actor and writer in Hollywood.

Vintage Pastel Portrait

Here is a new portrait commission that is different from anything I’ve done before. This gentleman always wanted to be depicted like Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca. So my job was to emulate the look of an old forties movie star photograph of a man in a white...

Pastel Portrait of Two Women

This is the kind of portrait that I really find satisfying, but challenging. It’s a challenge because a good likeness is crucial and you have to capture their personalities. I worked from two separate source photographs and put them together. I experimented a...

New Charcoal Portrait Drawing

Finally, I am gearing up to start some oil paintings. When I have been away from the painting easel for awhile, I like to “warm up” by doing some drawings. This is “Avey”, a model from a recent workshop at Cuong Nguyen’s studio.  As I...