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This is Dozer. My sister had flown from out of state and handed me this photo of my nephew’s new dog to paint.

Before I painted, I wrote about the photo of the dog, what I saw in the photo; what was appealing – the dog’s expression, his sad look, his expressive eyes, his huge head compared to his small body. 101 more words

Animal Portraits

My painting found me after twenty years

How’s your week going? Good, I hope. Seriously. :)

Yesterday an old friend tracked me down through Facebook, where I participate under a fake name. 162 more words


One, Two, Three

Occasionally, someone will ask about my painting process. I have in the past, posted my usual digital painting and oil painting process.  But once in a while, I’ll choose this method.   181 more words


Various Competitions, Figurativas '15 and the 82nd Annual NSS show

I enter my work into competitions quite regularly.  The painting shown above has been selected to participate in the second round of judging of the Figurativas ’15 in Barcelona, Spain.   87 more words

Oil Painting

Portrait of S

Oil on Linen 24″x 24″

One of those paintings that I keep fussing with.  I’ll probably give it a week of rest and then fine tune it a little bit more.



Oil on Linen 14″x 18″

Alla Prima, with a concentration on my subject’s gloriously chaotic curls.


Young Man with Bushy Beard

One of my students had told me of a website that had great photo references for faces – Portraits for Drawing. It’s from there that I painted this portrait. 80 more words