Due to an incredibly inconvenient virus, of which we have heard far too much about, I have had time to study something I find terrifying – drawing faces. I have thankfully remained employed, but my education has gone digital. I need not describe to you the trials of an online studio class, however, I have […]Read More Physiognomy
It has been over a year since the last post made its appearance on this site. The reason being, of course, that life has happened. I’m in the middle of working on a degree in Architecture. Individuals and traffic guards have asked why I am not going to college for Art. I have at least […]Read More My Apologies. I’ve Been Away.
Norman Rockwell was a master of painting the American life. His paintings brilliantly capture casual moments of human interaction. Rockwell found the balance between discipline and freedom in his technique, so his paintings are detailed and realistic, but not uncomfortably stiff. I study various artist’s work, most notably Andrew Wyeth’s. I love Wyeth’s work. I […]Read More Rockwell Request
A while ago my friend commissioned a painting for his girlfriend’s birthday. I was told that she liked sunflowers, so a painting of that flower was all that was requested. I wanted to avoid the cliche composition of sunflowers in a vase, on a table. (Or worse, in a mason jar). That setting is disgustingly overused. […]Read More Sunflowers in a Window
This particular painting has been sitting around for quite a while. I’m not too thrilled with the way it turned out, but I thought I would post it anyway. I meant for it to look looming and foreboding with a ton of cool detailed stone-work, but it looks like a cardboard cutout and two crows. […]Read More Stone Wall
Having a background of trees and no sky was something I was hesitant to try. I wasn’t sure if the green would look flat or come out blobbish. Both circumstances would have been undesirable. Midway through the painting, the trees looked flat and blobbish. I was ready to give up, but I persevered and got […]Read More House By the Woods