Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More sketches from the coffee shop! ... and a few from other places.
I'm working on an exciting project now! It may be a while before I can post anything about it, but let's just say it involves mermaids, statues that come to life, and more!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

works at risd|works

I do more than portraits... really. You don't believe me? Well, that's ok, eventually I'll post some other work, you'll see. For now, here are some more portraits.

Also, come see some portraits in person!
Small Works Show
November 15th - Jan 15th
at risd|works
10 Westminster St.
Providence RI. 02903
Featuring me, and some other people! (that's pretty much all I know right now)
Edit: The first evening of the show is the last Providence Gallery Night of the year, Thursday, Nov 15th. So stop by and see the show!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Heads and more!

I have so much to show you!
But, first this important news bulletin... I will have some small head study paintings in a show at RISD Works in November! I'll have more details for you as events proceed.
Here are some more people (some of which you might just see in the aforementioned show). All are 8"x8" Oil on board:
And here are some sketches from the local coffee shop:

I also went to Maine last weekend to visit some friends, both mornings I was first to rise and these were some of the things around me at the time.

Finally, I went to a figure drawing session for the first time in far, far too long:

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The First Page

When starting a new sketchbook there always seems to be a bit of anxiety over the first page. Anyone who has kept a journal of any kind (or only just started one) knows the feeling. And why not, a new book is a clean slate, a fresh start, in some ways... a new life. If you were given a new life you would probably think pretty carefully about the first couple of things you did with it.
Well, I'm not one to stress out to much over these things. After all, every page is a brand new day... Yet I can't help feeling just the slightest nervous twinge over what the first thing people, and myself, are going to see every time they open this book.
For now, I can rest easy, I have started my new sketchbook and the first page came out great. I can't say as much for the second or the third page... but the first page came out great.

But first, These are some people:
8" x 8" oil on board, about 3 hours

8" x 8" oil on board, about 2.5 hours

8" x 8" oil on board, not sure on the time for this one.

Here it is, the first page, and what a great model for it.

Some more people

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Little Miss Gloweyes

Gloweyes is finished! Despite some annoying shine on the brush strokes in this scan, I like her. She's one of a few longer studies that I've been working on to reacquaint myself with bristle brushes and layered umber grounds. A little more traditional.

10x14 oil, and below is the original sketch that I decided to work from.

5x7 oil, Another tea bag! I liked painting that last one as a commission, so I did another. No flavor specified this time. At least, I don't think Twinings makes a flavor with a bright yellow tag, but I could be wrong.

Friday, June 29, 2007

English Breakfast

I'm told that I eat my eggs English style, piling everything on my toast. Well, I have to say, it a good way to eat eggs!

Here are few things from the past weeks. There is more on the way.
New Commission:5x7, This will be going on the web site soon. I'm partial to Earl Grey myself, but this commission requested English Breakfast.

Mall night at OAFF! (That's, Operation Art Friends Forever, for those that are unaware) Every week I meet with a small group of friends for a sketch night, lovingly referred to as OAFF.
And other stuff...

And what the heck, here's a progress shot too.
10x14, It just needs another layer in a few spots. I'll go more into the details of it then.