Man in a Hot Tub – sold

HotTubMan

Oil on hardboard panel, 10″x8″

This painting is a combination of figure study and portrait with a water element…several things I really enjoy. The movement of the water was a great challenge to paint, as was the wet skin and hair. There’s something calming yet lively about this painting.

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Man at the Beach – sold

ManTurq

Oil on gessoboard panel, 7″x5″

Another beach study, this time a man walking in brilliant turquoise water. I love this one because the water looks so warm and inviting. I really got into the wet skin reflections and I was pleased that my brushstrokes stayed distinct and spontaneous.

 

 

Young Man Sleeping – sold

LucasSleepadjOil on Canvas, 8″x10″

Focusing on small moments is one of the joys of painting. Capturing the light falling across a face, enhancing the feeling of a scene with well chosen brushstrokes. A photo can freeze a point in time but painting breathes a special kind of life into it. Or at least that’s the goal…you can also paint something to death. Finding that delicate balance where I’ve achieved my vision without pushing over the edge into a labored abyss is sweet.

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Sargent Study: Olimpio Fusco – sold

 

Olimpio Fusco

Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas, 10″x8″

I believe in learning from the best and John Singer Sargent is one of the great masters of portrait and figurative work. This is a study with a twist; the original portrait was a drawing but I used oil on canvas based on what I imagined a Sargent oil study of this model would look like. A fun exercise and it really made me think about Sargent’s flesh palette and brushwork.