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  1. An Extended Look

    02 May 2017

    Practice makes better. That phrase gets me through the painting phase when each part of the painting doesn’t work and I’m totally frustrated. Each mark I make is a learning experience, and I know I can always paint over it. I figure by painting many portraits from photos I will…


  2. Project Trip: Montauk NY Dusk/Dawn

    10 Oct 2016

    I was fortunate to visit Montauk NY to research for the series I’m currently working on: Dusk/Dawn.  Montauk is on the eastern tip of Long Island NY and is very pleasant in October.  The temperature is mild, the beaches are empty, and the plant-life is still in bloom Sketch from…


  3. Whitney Human Interest

    04 Sep 2016

    This private museum’s portrait collection is something.  In the Whitney Museum of American Art’s description:  “Drawn entirely from the Museum’s holdings, the more than two hundred works in the exhibition show changing approaches to portraiture from the early 1900s until today.” Such a fun show.  Funky, dynamic and a joy…


  4. 5 Qualities to Great Portraits

    24 Aug 2016

    Sometimes I post about work I’m creating or my art development.  This bit of news shares some research from a gallery visit. The entire National Portrait Gallery shocked me.  Before visiting the museum my idea of a portrait was a likeness of a person.  No big deal.  Just get the…


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