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Eagle Eye

CURRENT PROJECT Eagle Eye16″x20″Oil on Canvas PROJECT NOTES: Eagle Eye is a bit out of my wheel house. Actually, it’s a LOT out of my wheelhouse. Here’s how it came about.  I was doing the ArtStir in Denver and met a really nice guy from London named Malcolm. He hung around for awhile, and my wife …

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The Passing Time

Size: approx 18″x22″Medium: Oil on CanvasWorking Title: The Passing Time |4/20/2015 The original piece of this genre, “Passage” was done when my wife’s mother passed away, and it has a sentimental value to her. She has asked that we keep it, and since this a style I have wanted to try some ideas on I thought …

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Sailmaker’s Wife

Size: 28″x22″ Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: Sailmaker’s Wife | 12/13/2014 This piece is a second version of “Sailmaker’s Life”. (.)I have always wanted to do another version with a blue sky, so here we go. I will do a third version at some point with a nighttime sky (a “dark” version). This will feature …

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For Us to Part

Size: 48″x30″ Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: For Us to Part | 8/22/2014 This piece is the companion to The Return.(.) This is the beginning of the story told there, and implies the act of abandonment or departure that was resolved in the previous piece. The opposite meaning is demonstrated by the mirror image of the …

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Waiting Games

Size: 30″x40″ Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: Waiting Games 3/28/2014 Pieces of You; I’m sure the title on this one will probably change at some point. The idea I had for this title is not really what this piece is intended to be – I just couldn’t come up with the title yet. This …

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Highland Mill

Size: 36″x24″ Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: Highland Mill 2/16/2014 Well, I am back to work on another landscape. I have been doing a lot of exercises lately just to keep working on improving my skills. These include having done my first ever “still-life”. I have revamped my entire studio (again) and I think …

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Girl Waiting…

Size: 30″x15″ Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: Girl Waiting 12/22/12  This is a more detailed underpainting than I normally do, but I am seeing a benefit to this, especially with the portraits. By using a different medium I can play around with the transparency of the oils, which is encouraging me to experiment with different techniques as I go. …

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Chasing the Storm

Size: 36×48 Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: Chasing the Storm 7/19/2013 Here is the layout for a new piece that I am pretty excited about. I like the size at 3’x4′ and am looking forward to replacing my favorite piece, “Black Water” with a bit of a different approach. Here you can see the underpainting and …

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Evening Tide

Size: 36″x24″ Medium: Oil on Canvas Working Title: Evening Tide 11/29/12 Underpainted started using red acrylic. I know… looks like 2001 A Space Odyssey, but in reality, it is exactly the opposite of that composition… 11/30/12 The rest of the underpainting has been added using yellow, blue and black. I know there is a big …

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