Thursday, August 30, 2012


Keeping with the same style, process, bush (digital, of course), and color pallet, as the previous two paintings of flowers, I did a painting of my daughter.  I intentionally tightened up the focal area while progressively loosening up as I moved away from the focal point.  I think the effect is lovely.  A very sweet painting of a very sweet little girl.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Practice Copy

I just inherited a few old instructional painting books from my dear grandfather who just recently passed away.  On a whim, I decided to do a quick copy of one of the paintings from a book by Claude Parsons for practice.  It's very helpful to study another artist's methods and techniques, their color pallets and design sense.  It really helps you get out of a rut.  This copy turned out pretty cool so I thought I'd post it.  I used photoshop to paint it cause it's quick and easy and mess free, the original, however, was painted in oil.

Using a similar color pallet, composition and technique, I created my own painting from some fake roses I also happened to inherit from my grandfather.  The second painting is obviously inspired by the first.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Madre de Guatemala

18x24 Oil on board

This is a composition I created from a couple photos I took while in Antigua, Guatemala in 2010. I really don't think the scan does it justice.  The finish is very shiny and it catches the light from the scanner.  I love painting the people from Guatemala and El Salvador, the descendants of the Maya. I have a couple compositions ready to paint from El Salvador.