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Midas

Study for a painting titled “Midas”, but honestly I don’t know if I’ll  ever finish it. Casein.

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Finish

Time to call this one done.

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Home Stretch

Getting close to a finish on this one.

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Continuing

Adding yellow to the mix. Still a long way to go. I haven’t done much of this kind of color mixing, using scumbles instead of mixing the color on the palette.

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Progress

Continuing with red green.  Still very red.

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Beginnings

Getting back to oil painting after a long absence. Starting with two colors (red and green) plus white. And then started two more, for the practice. I’ll take these as far as I can with just these three colors, and … Continue reading

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Rachel and sons

Just finished a portrait commission. The clients posed for photos, and then sat while I did quick sketches to get familiar with their faces. I used both photos and sketches as reference while drawing the portrait.  

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Gouache Studies

For the last few weeks I’ve been getting familiar with gouache. I like gouache because I can do little studies like these in my sketchbook, in the TV room with my dog nearby, instead of holed up at the back … Continue reading

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Painting Progression

I get the monthly newsletter from Oakland Mayor Jean Quan. She gets lots of complaints, but of course in her newsletter she always sounds positive, so this portrait. The idea was pretty clear in the thumbnail, but there were a … Continue reading

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Eyes Study

This week it’s eyes, studies painted from sculptures by Bernini and Michelangelo.

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