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Adventures in Construction 6: Bears on Roofs

Posted on: Aug 02, 2010

Last year, John built an Asian-style pagoda for our neighbor across the street, and together we turned the main rafter beams into dragon heads. It was a wonderful collaboration – which even ended up inspiring a painting – and we’ve been looking for a chance to repeat it ever since. Enter my mom’s house … carving out bear heads for the second-floor overhang has easily been the most enjoyable step in this building process. Here’s how it went…

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Adventures in Construction 5: Time Flies

Posted on: Aug 02, 2010

Time flies when you’re having fun! Work on my mother’s house has been a blast, and we’ve come a long way since my last construction post (way back when we had just laid plywood for the lower floor). Since then, we have…

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August 28, 2010
Philadelphia Portrait Workshop

Posted on: Aug 28, 2010

On Saturday, August 28th I am offering a one-day portrait painting workshop in my mother’s studio in the suburbs of Philadelphia. Participants will learn my process for completing a full-color oil portrait sketch from a live model. My focus will be on demonstrating how I approach creating paintings that I intend to start and finish on the same day…

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An Interesting Commission

Posted on: Jul 08, 2010

This painting was created over two days during my most recent portrait adventure in England, and it represents my first ever commission to paint a house. Crockham Grange is the home of Randolph and Catherine Churchill, and I’m happy with how it translated into paint…

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Churchills Young and Old

Posted on: Jul 08, 2010

I recently got back from a short trip to England to deliver a couple of special commissions to the home of Randolph and Catherine Churchill. All of my work in England has stemmed from a meeting with Minnie S. Churchill several years back, who was on tour promoting a book about Winston Churchill’s adventures in plein air painting, and on this trip I had the pleasure of painting not one but two Winstons! In many ways the trip marked the closing of a cycle for me, and I’m very grateful for the results…

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August 14, 2010
Workshop – The Portrait in Sepia

Posted on: Aug 14, 2010

Sepia paintings can serve as finished works of art or be used as underpaintings – when painting from life, I start almost all of my color portraits this way. I’ve also found this technique to be an incredibly enjoyable way to learn to paint in oils, since it bridges the gap between drawing and painting and allows for endless, painless correction of your work…

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Adventures in Construction 3: On Solid Ground

Posted on: May 23, 2010

I’m happy to report that Saturday’s sepia workshop at The Art School went very well! We had six people painting (including me), which was a nice number … large enough to fill the room with energy, but small enough to still feel intimate. Kathryn was definitely the hero of the day for posing so patiently for us … although we all agreed that her nose was the villain! But considering that none of the attendees had worked transparently in sepia before, and many hadn’t worked in oils in years – if ever – everyone’s painting came out fantastic…

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May 10, 2010
Reflections on My Sepia Portrait Workshop

Posted on: May 11, 2010

I’m happy to report that Saturday’s sepia workshop at The Art School went very well! We had six people painting (including me), which was a nice number … large enough to fill the room with energy, but small enough to still feel intimate. Kathryn was definitely the hero of the day for posing so patiently for us … although we all agreed that her nose was the villain! But considering that none of the attendees had worked transparently in sepia before, and many hadn’t worked in oils in years – if ever – everyone’s painting came out fantastic…

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