August 22, 2014
Bookshelf, oil on masonite, 11x14. An attempt at a realist still-life, inspired by my friend Philip Salamone (http://www.philipsalamone.com/) and Richard Schmid’s excellent book, Alla Prima, which will make you want to paint everything you see even if you’ve never painted before in your life. Also, wow, I did not realize what a female-heavy bookshelf we have there until I stared at it for 12 hours: Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Sylvia Plath, the collected works of the Bronte sisters, some little novel called The Forgotten Daughter…and the oddball, The Brothers Karamozov. 

Bookshelf, oil on masonite, 11x14. An attempt at a realist still-life, inspired by my friend Philip Salamone (http://www.philipsalamone.com/) and Richard Schmid’s excellent book, Alla Prima, which will make you want to paint everything you see even if you’ve never painted before in your life. Also, wow, I did not realize what a female-heavy bookshelf we have there until I stared at it for 12 hours: Anna Karenina, Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Sylvia Plath, the collected works of the Bronte sisters, some little novel called The Forgotten Daughter…and the oddball, The Brothers Karamozov. 

August 21, 2014

Portraits. What lovely faces to meditate upon! All works are charcoal on pastel paper, 12x16. 

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August 20, 2014

Backs. Summer sketches from the studio! All works are charcoal on pastel paper, 12x16. 

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May 8, 2014
May 5 Portrait. Graphite on pastel paper, 12x16.

May 5 Portrait. Graphite on pastel paper, 12x16.

May 1, 2014

Recycling old canvases! Third time’s a charm for this one. The finished painting was done with a palette knife. Oil on canvas, 20x24, 2007-2014.

May 1, 2014

Recycling old canvases—said goodbye to an old college painting (bottom). Bits of it are still showing through in the new painting, I might just leave it that way. Oil on canvas, 18x24, 2007-2014.

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April 30, 2014

Memento Mori. Graphite on Rives BFK, 10x12.

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April 29, 2014
{nsfw, BEWARE} A little figure on a scrappy bit of masonite. Oil on masonite,12x16.

{nsfw, BEWARE} A little figure on a scrappy bit of masonite. Oil on masonite,12x16.

April 28, 2014

Drawlins, a bit nsfw. Various charcoals on various papers.

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April 27, 2014

[A bit NSFW, careful :)] Figure Drawings, Now With Spooky Lighting! Charcoal pencil on toned pastel paper, 12x16.

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