Despite the odds these past two months, I managed to get this done. Looking forward to the next big painting.
All painting has been on hiatus lately due to a nasty cold. Starting to feel better tho.
Our Norfolk Drawing Group had the opportunity to paint Gabrielle, who is expecting. I went with a high key this time and tried to loosen more up. Overall I'm happy this went well and I'm happy with the finished work. So far I am enjoying using CaptureOne to edit my paintings more than Lightroom. Just need to work out a good flow.
I found a new place the paint and there is plenty of subjects to choose from.
Katherine was gracious to fill in for the Norfolk Drawing Group when the scheduled model bailed on us.
After 96 years my Grandmother passed on to a higher place today. My last painting of her and my son, Cole.
Now that there's two months of winter painting left, I need to break out the new winter gear. *photo courtesy of Tony Calabro
I hope my friends that you find 2016 as the amazing and incredible opportunity that I do!
I've had the chance to play around with an iPad Pro and Pencil using the Notes app. I have to say it's an amazing tool. Here are my StarWars fan art.
I was stoked to discover that my alleyway painting in Norfolk for the 6Squared Juried Exhibition won a $250 award. Considering all the great work from amazing painters, this was a huge honor.
Last night I finished up two paintings. One from the legendary band, Pat DiNizio of Smithereens. I had the opportunity two photograph and meet him in Richmond, VA in 2003. I had started a second painting of him after delivering the first, but the second was lost in a move. Finally, I got around to painting this.
The second painting I did last night was of my friend and neighbor, Ryan. This is the start of a new on going project of painting portraits of my friends, so stay tuned for new ones.
The fine folks at the RunnyMeade Corp asked if I would allow the work to be exhibited until the end of February. So I was more than happy to oblige them, in addition to update the show with two new works to replace two that had to be delivered to a new home in time for the holidays! I would love to hear your responses if you have the chance to stop by to see the show. Don’t forget the work is on almost all of the floors of the Pavilion I building, so start at the top and work your way down.
"Sunday Bible Reading" 16x20 oil on linen. I've really struggled with this personal piece of my grandma and my son for awhile. It's too personal to be objective while painting. I started off from life, which was amazing because in that moment she knew who I was and she knew I was painting her. She posed for me and keep still, and for a time, we had a connection that we hadn't had since her heart attack and stroke. The tough part was finishing this up in the studio, to try and remove myself as a person and be a painter. I may not be done with this, but I have it at a stage now to where I feel ok showing it. I hope I captured the humanity of what was before me as I saw and painted it. Most of all, even though she can no longer see, I hope it would have made her proud.
Just got word that my solo exhibition has been extended another month and will now be on display until Feb 29th. The Gallery at Pavilion I located at 2101 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 9am-6pm M-F.