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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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Painting LaVoyce and Sidney Porter

Posted on: Apr 05, 2010

Kathryn and I recently flew to Orlando, Florida to finish a commission I started in November. Lavoyce and Sidney are grandmother and granddaughter with a really loving relationship, and it was a pleasure to paint them together…

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My First Post

Posted on: Apr 05, 2010

Welcome to my new blog! Lately I’ve actually been doing a lot more web design work than painting, and it only seemed fitting to revisit my own site along the way. As you can see, I’ve given my website a bit of an overhaul…

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