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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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Behind the painting: “A Forest Path”

Posted on: Apr 26, 2010

This painting is actually a view of Kathryn’s and my old driveway in Upper Black Eddy (Bucks County, Pennsylvania) … although at more than a quarter mile long, it certainly was a forest path! This represents one of my first attempts at beginning an outdoor painting in sepia, and it remains a good example of how I approach much of my plein air work…

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Adventures in Construction 2

Posted on: Apr 20, 2010

Week 2 of my mother’s house building involved more concrete work. We rented our forms from a very nice Indian man who had purchased them from a contractor John used to know. I started off the week in the “kitchen”, oiling forms and handing them off to John while he assembled them…

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Adventures in Construction

Posted on: Apr 11, 2010

Ironically, now that my new site is live there is very little painting news to report! My big plans for the Spring and Summer are to help my friend John build a house for my mother, and we hit the ground running this week…

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