Invented Dancer Figure
8”X11” Graphite on Paper. I named this one ‘Dancing through Fire’. I started it while listening to the lyrics of a song I heard on the radio earlier that day. It was a pop song about self-empowerment, but the visual image of a dancer dancing amidst flames ignited my imagination and I grabbed my sketchbook and […]
Portrait drawn from life
Brown Pastel Pencil on Paper. I drew this from a model focusing on simplifying the values first and tending to structure second. About 1 hour drawing time.
A non-theist Prayer
This drawing describes how I feel in many instances in life, observing the world. And while it is not a religious declaration, I couldn’t help but notice the extreme similarity to a prayer. It is not a call to a creator or a plea of any kind, but it is a dedication of the self […]
The Discarded Onion
I started this painting a couple of weeks ago and ended up discarding it. I set up this still life arrangement and sat down to paint from observation as a change of pace from the other pieces I’m working on which are largely imaginative and require a lot of interpolation. Painting from observation was fun, […]
Color study of Ladies on a Boat
I had a few goals in painting this one: The first goal was to find the right color relationships to create a sense of glow in the study. I emphasized and added harmonies from the reference photo. the second goal was to try to stick strictly to flat shapes rather than form, and see how […]
Figure Study, Red Hair
This study is part of a series of preparations for a large painting that combines landscape and a figure.
Mermaid at night
This was my first digital painting on my iPad, done in Procreate using an iPad Pro and an Apple pencil
The Artichoke Queen
Confidently, she marches on over the field of artichokes over which she rules. Digital Drawing. Created on an iPad Pro + an Apple pencil with ProCreate
Plants in Sunlight – Oil Painting
Plants in sunlight, living their own slow paced existence. Also a study of bright colors under atmospheric perspective. In Private collection of an Art loving individual
Mermaid ink Drawing
Mermaid ink-style drawing focusing on flat shape design with minimal rendering. Created in Procreate on an iPad with an Apple pencil.