September 26, 2017

It is my great pleasure to receive the Figurative Art Convention & Expo Scholarship.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Convention.

I booked a studio pass so those who are going to be at the scene will catch me painting. Feel free to come say hi!

November 15, 2016

I was fortunate enough to have been accepted and enrolled in a Masters Workshop with Steven Assael at the New York Academy of Art last weekend, drawing the model under his instructions while observing countless demos of the master at work. 

Day 1
 

 I arrived at the New...

November 3, 2016

A Charcoal Demonstration I completed in three hours for my students. 

Materials: Vine Charcoal, Kneadable Eraser, Blending Stumps

April 25, 2016

Full Time lapse Video of the Painting of Jeffrey. 

Done within 3 hours on a 11"x14" Panel.

February 1, 2016

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Palette Project, which is a mentoring system under Daniel Keys and Michelle Dunaway at the Scottsdale Artist School for the weekend, painting the portrait under their instructions while observing demos done by the...

January 28, 2016

I start out by applying a thin wash of Ultramarine Blue and Cadmium Orange over the entire canvas to set a neutral ground.

 

Using my rag, I roughly wipe out where I estimate the lighter region of the painting will be, building a rough structural layout along the wa...

January 25, 2016

After a huge blizzard yesterday in the East Coast, the snow piled up to two feet. Had to seize this opportunity to do my very first snowy Plein Air. 

 

Found a park nearby, but still had to trudge through snow to get to a spot where I'm satisfied with the lighting and co...

January 24, 2016

Many artists who work in oil have different mediums and colors that they prefer. This is a view of what works for me and what I use during my painting endeavors. This isnt a strict palette since I do change and add some new colors to try out for studies and projects bu...

January 24, 2016

 I first lay in a saturated neutral color as the base for the face. I use little to no white in this process, using a mix of Naples Yellow, Cad Yellow, Cad Red, Cobalt Blue, and Viridian.

 

 

At this stage I mixed a new shade of color for the skintone to la...

January 23, 2016

Welcome to my first official website blog of 2016.

 

I'll be posting mainly about materials I use, step by step progression shots of paintings and drawings, as well as ideas, inspirations and new and interesting things that I feel should be shared amongst the masses. I a...

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