Sunday, March 30, 2014

Two Portrait Exhibitions

I am very excited to have my work included in two different portrait exhibitions in the month of April!

The first, the Francesca Anderson Fine Art | Portraits North 29th Annual Portrait Show, is in Lexington MA and runs now through April 26th. The work by about 40 portrait artists are included in this show as samples to help clients select a portrait artist. My colored pencil drawing Next and pastel portrait Sophia are on display. For more information, please see

The second show called "Celebrating the Portrait as Art" takes place at Haynes Galleries in Nashville, TN from April 18 through May 24. My oil portrait Ethan and colored pencil drawing A Second Cup will be on display. For more information, please see

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Snapshot of Newest CP Drawing

Pictured here is a small drawing I have been working on, 14x11, colored pencil on sanded paper. I am holding the paper down because it is a little curled, and also to show scale.

Friday, March 14, 2014

New Work

I just completed two new pieces. The first, shown above, On a Crisp Day, is 14x11, colored pencil on sanded paper. I haven't worked in colored pencil in a while, and I enjoyed using the medium to create interesting textures in this piece.

The second piece, another self portrait, appropriately called Another, is 24x18, oil on panel.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

SP Work in Progress

Here is a snapshot of a self portrait I'm finishing right now. It's oil on linen mounted on panel.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Small Colored Pencil Piece WIP

In between working on a larger oil painting, I have started a smaller (11x14) colored pencil piece, work in progress shown below. The pencil at the bottom is shown for scale.

I really enjoy going back and forth between oil and colored pencil because I find that I apply things I've learned from one to the other. I will post a photo of the oil painting soon.