“Balance is Key”, 8.5 x 11.5, oil on panel

I think we can all agree that in life, as in art, balance is key. It is a marathon, not a sprint, so you need to proceed in a sustainable way and find the right mix of work to play, saving to spending, activity to rest. In painting we are trying to find balance in …

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“Weightless”, Oil on Panel, 10 x 12

I love painting the figure, especially with a particularly inspiring model. When a model has a presence and a sense of what makes an interesting and compelling pose, it’s inspiring for the painter. This model definitely had a sense of what makes a dramatic pose with lyrical lines and powerful light. Though the dynamic strokes …

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“Amazon”, oil on panel, 16 x 24

Painting the figure is a skill that you have to keep sharp. This means spending hours in the studio with a model and not necessarily coming out with a finished painting. Often the result is a fragment; evidence of the artist working through an idea or approach.  Or sometimes it’s a new paint color,  palette …

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