Monday, February 11, 2013

Portrait In (Slow) Progress

I've made some refinements here, and toned down the chair quite a bit. I still have a lot of work to do, especially on the sweater, hands, chair, and minor refinements elsewhere. I'm working only about 2 hours per day, and only a few days per week on this one... so progress is slow!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

New Painting in Progress

Here are two snapshots of a painting on my easel. I started with an underpainting using burnt umber and thinned out with turpentine (I use Shiva Signa-Turp), and then started painting thicker layers. I still need additional layer(s) of paint on the chair to tone it down and refine, as well as the socks, hands, sweater, pants, and maybe some refinements to the face.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Salon International

I am so excited to learn that my oil portrait, Josh, has been selected for the Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art Salon International 2013! The exhibition will take place at the Greenhouse Gallery in San Antonio from April 13 to May 3, and will include original oil and acrylic paintings. The juror will beDaniel E. Greene, N.A. For more information, see