Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Occasionally, I try to go back to basics. As much as I love color, the focus here was on drawing and value rendering. The white is titanium and the black is Van Dyke brown. Van Dyke is nice if you want a warmer feel.

The hardboard panel is primed with a few layers of acrylic medium, in case you thought I was  painting on a naked board. This is 7 x 5 inches, oil on hardboard.


Sunday, September 14, 2014


Flexing some painting muscles. Big brushes, thick paint, broken color. I tried to mix the colors only loosely on the palette for dynamic brush strokes. This is 5 x 7 inches, oil on hardboard.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014


I started with a palette of Titanium white, alizarin crimson, and sap green. Then I added Napthol red and pthalo blue for deeper blacks and violet hues. This is 9 x 6 inches, oil on mdf panel. I've listed this as an auction at Daily Paintworks. Please have a look.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

In the Shade

Using a limited palette of titanium white, yellow ochre, Napthol red, and Van Dyke brown. This is 9 x 6 inches, oil on mdf panel.


Saturday, August 30, 2014


Been fiddling with this one for a while. I tried to get a mixture of transparent and thick paint application. This is 7 x 5 inches, oil on hardboard.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Here is another commission I had the pleasure to paint. This is 8 x 10 inches, oil on panel. You can get a print of this one over at INPRNT.

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I painted this one back in June, but my client wanted to be surprised when the painting arrived in Australia so I didn't spoil it for him here. This is 8 x 8 inches, oil on hardboard. I used photo reference from my friend and fellow artist Greg Shea of the model Quinn Grey.