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Sleeping Child

I drew this study from a reference photo taken by Nina Beltran. This is her youngest daughter, Lucy. The drawing is made with General’s powdered charcoal and charcoal pencils and traditional tools including; kneaded erasers, stumps, etc. The drawing is … Continue reading

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River – a portrait

A portrait of Tom’s great-nephew, River. I painted this from a black and white photo. The goal was to practice mixing realistic flesh tones and to capture a likeness. I need to work on all of the aspects of portraiture … Continue reading

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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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