Friday, February 14, 2014

Medium: Oil
Size: 11" x 14"

Fresh off the easel, this piece was painted entirely with a palette knife in oil on Belgian Linen Canvas Panel. My goal was to capture the essence and mood of the model with as few details as possible, allowing the loose paint strokes to retain their vibrancy.
It felt great to create this work of art.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

9" x 12"

Every painting is a new experience and an opportunity to try something different. I started this piece with an abstract acrylic underpainting on Wallis paper. Once dry, I laid in the figure with soft pastels being careful not to blend but allowing the strokes to suggest a blended effect. The play of warm and cool colors create a lively effect - much more evident in the actual painting.