“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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” Red Sun Hat”, Oil on Canvas Board, 9.75 x 13

Sometimes the presence of a model really pervades a painting. This model had been a professional artists’ model for years on both the East and West Coast. I think you can see the dignity in her bearing and her profile speaks volumes. The red sun hat is, of course, a very strong shape and color, …

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