Sunday, October 26, 2014


This is one of the pieces on display at Classic Center Exhibition. 'Alyssa' is 11''x14'' in oil on linen. I enjoyed painting this quiet moment. I like the warmth of her ears in the sea of cools. A portrait without a face can be a refreshing approach every once in awhile. It helps me to remember the interconnectedness of all my subjects and see that the portrayal of a person, in this instance, also includes a drapery study, a still life and an assessment of color and temperature. However, somehow the inclusion of a face can sometimes be a game changer and command too much attention in relation to the rest of the painting.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I have three paintings on display at the Classic Center in Athens, GA for the next few months. 'Taormina Vendor', a portrait of an Sicilian street vendor, is in Lyndon House's permanent collection which is on exhibit. Then two other more recent paintings are included in the show as well. I will post images, but go see them in person along with some other wonderful work!