Sunday, May 18, 2014

Retouching an old painting

This little painting has been with me since I left Saudi Arabia, but I hadn't looked at it lately.  When I saw it yesterday I saw a bunch of things I wished I'd done differently as I was painting it. I usually try to leave a painting alone once I've finished it - and certainly once it's been framed - but this particular one was so much in need of help that I pulled it out of the frame and went to work on it.

I heightened the contrast and deepened the shadows and I'm happy with the effect. I'll put it back in its frame now, and resume work on the portrait of Keith and Nathan Miller.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Progress Report

Here's a first look at progress on my current project. The outlines are sketched in, and I've got most of the cool-colored background in place. So far, so good.  Keep your fingers crossed.

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Next Project: Keith and Nathan Miller

After producing enough paintings for two simultaneous shows, I needed a bit of a breather; I haven't picked up a brush in a of couple weeks.

I'm itching to get back to work now, and I'm excited to have such a great project to look forward to.  Today I'm beginning a portrait of Keith and Nathan Miller based on this photograph. Keith is an old friend and a masterful guitarist. You can find him on Facebook and you can hear some of his work here, too.