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Winter Portrait

A drawing of my nephew, Paul. He lives way up north in WI. Hopefully, he won’t look this cold again ’til next year! The drawing is charcoal and graphite on Strathmore paper and measures roughly 12×16.

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Portrait Drawing

Charcoal and Conte pencil on paper.

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Facial Expression

Another fun, expressive face – awe- perhaps? Charcoal on Strathmore vellum bristol 11×14. I used powdered, compressed and charcoal pencils for this piece.

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Paul

A drawing of my nephew. 11×14 graphite and colored pencil on vellum bristol.

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Low-tech Selfie

I’ve been playing with taking selfies lately and decided to use this one to paint a self portrait study in oil. So here is my low-tech version! The painting is approx. 8×10 oil on unstretched Fredrix canvas. Save

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Gwen

Another charcoal study – 11×14 on Strathmore toned gray paper. I used a General’s Charcoal pencil for this one. Save

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Nina

This is another attempt to capture a likeness in charcoal on toned paper. The drawing measures 11×14. Save Save

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Tom

This is a portrait of my best friend and love, Tom. Although he is the biggest cheerleader when it comes to encouraging my art, he’s a rather reluctant model so I drew this from a photo reference. The drawing is … Continue reading

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Young Man

This is a portrait of my nephew, who graduated from high school this past June.  I was thinking of him yesterday.  The painting is a 6×8 oil on panel.

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Painting People

Painting from a photo provided by the husband and father of this sleeping pair… I don’t know if I’ve made the mom as beautiful as she is, but I hope he’ll be happy. Capturing a likeness requires the most rigorous … Continue reading

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