“Mimi in Red”, 10.25 x 11, oil on panel

I find creating portrait sketches exhilarating. I think there’s something about faces that we, as human beings, have an affinity for. As babies we fall in love with our mother’s face, and we just keep falling in lIove throughout our lives. I don’t know of any better way to study a face than to paint …

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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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