Figurative Painting Award

Figurative Painting Award

Just received the exciting news. My pastel portrait painting “The Gold Bangle” won Judge’s Choice in the Contemporary Art Gallery Online Figurative/Portrait Competition 2017. This is the best inspiration to work harder. Realistic art is difficult...
Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

Charcoal and Pastel Drawing

This is “Untitled-Male” a 14×14 charcoal and pastel drawing on Rives BFK paper. Although a smaller work, it will be framed out to 18×18. I decided not to give it a title so as not to impose any particular theme. I want the viewer to wonder: is he...
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...
Dichotomy of Philosophy

Dichotomy of Philosophy

This is my last painting of 2016. “The Dichotomy of Philosophy” is an 18 x 24 pastel painting on sanded board. It is based on a previous painting I had done of my favorite model. This figurative work has an unusual theme, but I wanted to make a statement...
First Place in Richeson 75

First Place in Richeson 75

Wow, I am gobsmacked!! Just found out that my pastel painting “The Gold Bangle” won First Place in the Richeson75 Figure/Portrait 2016 Competition. Really appreciate what the judge, William Schneider, said about my work. Thank you to my lovely model Katrina Sherwood. I am greatly honored to be included among such great artists in this prestigious competition.

Seashell Charcoal Drawing

Seashell Charcoal Drawing

Haven’t done a charcoal drawing in awhile, so I decided to do the spider conch shell. This is an 8×10 charcoal on Strathmore toned gray paper. I wasn’t sure the paper was going to be able to handle my usual abuse, but much to my surprise it has a really good tooth and stood up to several layers and erasures.