Sunday, May 31, 2009


Originally from Afganistan and having lived in New Mexico for a long time, Ali recently moved to Rhode Island to be closer to his daughter. He was a fun character to paint and much nicer than he looks in my painting. Sometimes sitting still for two or three hours doesn't give a model the most cheerful face.

Oil, 14" x 18"

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

One Girl, Three Times

Sometimes I go out sketching and there's only one good model in view...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

New Sketchbook

I just started a new sketchbook. It's always hard to put an old one on the shelf and start a new. Here is the first page...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

More People

from the sketchbook...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


A blast from the past, Alice has been a model at the Rhode Island School of Design for a long time and I've drawn her countless times as a student. Recently, she came to pose for the Monday night portrait group and her hair is still a challenge to paint.

Oil, Alla Prima, 14" x 18"