Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Paint Sketch and its Role During a Commission

Recently I shared an image on Facebook.  I had originally intended to only post it there, but I was surprised by the amount of interest it received.  For this post I wanted to share that image which I believe may be interesting to both collectors and fellow artists alike.

The image below is small 5” x 7” paint sketch. Very often for commissioned work before I start the actual painting I will complete a sketch like this and present it to the client. Ideally, I prefer to present the actual sketch, rather than a photo of it, since a photo can appear quite different from monitor to monitor. Of course the commissioned painting will be considerably more detailed and carefully executed. However, a sketch like this gives a feel for the composition and colors I intend to use and I want to make sure the client is happy with the direction of the project before investing any significant time into the actual painting. With respect to this study, the client has already shared their approval and so I am moving forward!

I hope you enjoyed seeing the image and thanks for taking a look!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Painting a Still Life Video now Available & New 2014 Workshops

I have two items to share in this quick post.  My "Painting a Still Life" video is now available on my website for purchase as a download and I have added two workshops to my 2014 calendar!

For the video I worked hard to pack as much content as I could into its roughly 74 minute time frame. It documents the creation of one of my still life paintings—taking the viewer through each of the stages involved in the creation of the artwork. Along the way I share a number of insights about my thought process and the concepts I utilized while working.

If you would like to see more details about it please visit my website by using the following link:

You can also watch the preview below if you would like:

As for the workshops, they will be held back to back—so that you might attend both if you would like. 

For more information please click "Here" 

Thanks for taking a look!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Painting a Still Life" Video Preview

I am pleased to share a preview for my upcoming instructional video first announced a few weeks ago. 

With the final edits being made, I can now share that it will be available for purchase as a download from my website on October 28, 2013:

I hope you enjoy the preview!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Still Life Painting Instructional Video

I am pleased to share that I have a new instructional video in the works. I have had numerous requests for instructional videos and this will be my first release. I am hoping it will offer insight into not only my current painting process but also a number of the ideas I consider during the creation of an oil painting. Over an hour in length, it will be available as an instant downloadable video. The exact release date along with other details are still to be announced. If you would like to receive updates, including a notification when the video is available, please consider joining my e-mail list by visiting the link below:

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The painting featured in the video is currently available through Scottsdale Fine Art:

7116 E. Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251