Made a number of years ago, this painting of leaves was painted on eight 8" x 10" pieces of cardboard that were treated with gesso. The end result of the fragmented final pieces gave it a rustic look that was completely unintentional. Each leaf was given a lot of attention.
There were fresh peas growing in the garden and we had been harvesting bunches of them. It was beautiful to open the pod and see such differently textured and shaded peas in there. I enjoyed the contrast. oils on board. approx. 8" x 3". Painted in one afternoon.
It seems to be done now. The hay is grass now which makes the leaves pop more. It's a standard size, this one, which will make it easier to frame.
Started a new painting last week. Oil on canvas. Back to layering with a limited palette. This is the second layer (day) of work. Not sure where it will end up yet.
Completed this one today. 2' x 3'. Oils on board. Sleeping child 3.
I started out with umber to sketch out the form.
Then I completed the blue blanket while the brown was still a little damp.
The afghan beneath is scrappy with board showing through. It contrasts well with the smooth blanket.
Recently I've been getting more work framed. Some of it I haven't looked at since I made it - like this geisha picture. Now I just need to look into venues...
Children at creek. Oil painting completed over a few weeks combining graphic elements and more realistic figurative imagery. The tree in the center of the piece is such a presence and has such fleshy texture that it almost become one of the primary figures of the piece.
Portrait of daughter in oil paint. Worked from a photograph as children move too much. Started with an underpainting in burnt sienna.
Next session I added other colors to bring the blood into her face. The third session was devoted to intensifying the shadows and fixing her eyes- which were applied at the wring angle initially. More work needs to be done on making her less pale, tightening the shirt and doing other detail work.
Fine artist and illustrator trained in Philadelphia and living in northern Virginia, specializing in oil painting, collage, drawing and hand-made books.