Rose Tattoo Painting

Rose Tattoo Painting

Introducing “The Rose Tattoo”, which is part of my contemplation series. This was a lot of work and I have gained a great respect for the tattoo artist who designed the model’s body art. I have always wanted to do a painting of a man with a tattoo. The biggest challenges, of course, were to make the figure three dimensional and have the tattoo appear like it was on his skin.

Painting Award

Painting Award

I was thrilled to find out that my oil painting “Study in Gray” was awarded Honorable Mention in the Contemporary Art Gallery’s All Paintings Women Competition for January. A group exhibition of all entrants will be held online at the Contemporary Art Gallery Online during the month of February 2016.

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.

Man With Beard Drawing

Man With Beard Drawing

Attended a 5 day drawing workshop with David Kassan last week. This is my final 18 x 24 drawing, done with General’s charcoal pencils on Strathmore gray toned paper. The workshop was held at Sadie Valeri’s atelier in San Francisco. Finally had the chance...

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...

New Pastel Portrait Sketch

  Finally coming up for air after some hectic weeks of work. Yes, “Art” is a cruel and selfish master. I am driven by an insatiable desire to create, often to the exclusion of everything and everyone else around me. Been working on this pastel...