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Two recent portraits from the BFAC
Recently I was able to get to the BFAC, despite having a cold, and found they'd hired some great models for us.We're given two and a half hours to paint these, and I always seem to use the first 30 minutes deciding and looking at the model to see what issue...
Recently I was able to get to the BFAC, despite having a cold, and found they'd hired some great models for us.We're given two and a half hours to paint these, and I always seem to use the first 30 minutes deciding and lookin...
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Sketches of people on the MBTA (mostly looking at their phones)
Here's another set of MBTA riders (See previous one  here ).  I was speaking with another artist, Jason Cheeseman, and he'd remarked that when he first started sketching people on the train and bus they were reading newspapers, reading books, talking, and n...
Here's another set of MBTA riders (See previous one here).  I was speaking with another artist, Jason Cheeseman, and he'd remarked that when he first started sketching people on the train and bus they were reading newspapers,...
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Working with two models.
 I didn't know what to think when I got to the BFAC (Boston Figurative Art Center) the other night and found myself looking at not one, but two models on the dias.  The female model, Tessa, was moving to Atlanta and wanted to come in for a last model. The e...
 I didn't know what to think when I got to the BFAC (Boston Figurative Art Center) the other night and found myself looking at not one, but two models on the dias.  The female model, Tessa, was moving to Atlanta and wanted to...
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Getting outside with other artists..
"Winchester Public Library" 11" x 14" oil on canvas - $400    Using Meetup, I was able to join a group called Massachusetts Plein Air Artists Group.  Once a week, during temperate months, they get together at locations near Boston and paint what they like. ...
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The cosmos!
"Butterfly Nebula" 18" x 24" oil on canvas - sold     This was a commission by an solar-physicist for their office, and it was quite exciting to paint!  The gases intermingling proved to be a challenge, with a veritable rainbow of colors throughout the nebu...
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Vedauwoo
"Vedauwoo at Dawn" oil on canvas 30" x 40" $2100
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The Commissioned monarch
"Monarch in Clover" oil on canvas 9" x 12"  This painting was a recent commissioned painting.   While painting it I was thinking about the symbiotic relationship between flowers and bees/butterflies.  The butterflies and bees need flowers for food, and the ...
"Monarch in Clover" oil on canvas 9" x 12"  This painting was a recent commissioned painting.   While painting it I was thinking about the symbiotic relationship between flowers and bees/butterflies.  The butterflies and b...
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Portrait art from a live model.
"Megan" oil on canvas - 8" x 10"  This was done on a canvas panel, toned first with transparent red oxide to eliminate the glare of the white canvas.  I started with the eyes and built the portrait around them, wanting to capture the model's vibrancy and pa...
"Megan" oil on canvas - 8" x 10"  This was done on a canvas panel, toned first with transparent red oxide to eliminate the glare of the white canvas.  I started with the eyes and built the portrait around them, wanting to c...
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New techniques with a palette knife
   While reading Alla Prima 2 by Richard Schmid, he recommended painting only with a palette knife for several paintings, in order to get the feel for the tool.  This passage stuck with me and I finally decided last week to try this.  The painting above was...
   While reading Alla Prima 2 by Richard Schmid, he recommended painting only with a palette knife for several paintings, in order to get the feel for the tool.  This passage stuck with me and I finally decided last week to t...
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Swedenborg Chapel
"Swedenborg Chapel"  9" x 12" oil on artist's board - 2014 - available     This is a small chapel just outside Harvard yard I walk by most days and have been fascinated with it's small size and old, stone architecture.  This was a two-day alla prima study done acro...
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Portraiture
'Gail' 18" x 24" oil on canvas - sold     This was a painting commissioned to honor the memory of someone whom had passed away.  The challenge was to recreate the image and memory of the individual while only using a photograph.  It was an honor to be asked...
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"Ed"
"Ed" 9" x 12" oil on panel A few Saturdays ago I was able for the first time to use oil paints with a live model.  Ed, the model, works with many artists in the Boston area, as well as training models the ability to sit still for hours. It was great to work...
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123 people
Have him in circles
195 people
Empress Envy's profile photo
mohammed kailik's profile photo
Jon Plymale's profile photo
Brian Pivik's profile photo
Chris Stevens's profile photo
Teri Chall's profile photo
Peter Söderman's profile photo
Frank Udero's profile photo
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Instructor/Artist
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Oil painting, pastel, occasionally watercolor painting.
Employment
  • Self employed
    Artist, present
    Oil and pastel paintings of still life, portraits and landscapes.
  • Student
    2011 - 2013
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Artist in Boston, living the grand adventure.
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I am a landscape & portrait artist based in Boston, MA.
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