Lately I have been spending most of my studio time working on a new series that I hope to begin sharing in the very near future. While working on this new series I have also done several more small pieces. This portrait study was done for fun while experimenting with some new ideas.
Here are two new skull pieces as well. Both are 8×10″. More of a natural study, the first was done in normal daylight. I wanted to paint the piece as it appeared by the light of the window. The morning daylight out so many unexpected beautiful hues. It was a pleasure to be able to capture the impression in the early morning. Well, early for me anyway.
This blue skull began with the acidic reds and I wanted to use a strong blue to conceal some of, but not all the reds beneath. The thick strokes of cools and alizarin add even more vibrancy.
Next time I hope to share some progress on a new series of pieces I have started.
Progress shots of a painting of St. Sassafras .
Last page of a sketchbook after Bernini.
Sketch from the blackbook.
A new piece I’m working on in the studio of Mikaila von Merr.
Past work in the collection of Dr. P Sommer.