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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

progress update - Lil and Mike

My progress so far with the portrait of Lil and Mike Campbell, which is being painted in oil over Italian gold leaf. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Portrait Pickup!

It was great to have a visit from Dick Marshall today, who arrived to pick up the framed portrait of him and Kat.  Many thanks, Kat and Dick, for commissioning a portrait, and thanks Dick for coming to NYC to pick it up!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

preparatory drawing of Lil and Mike Campbell

Here is my preparatory drawing for a portrait commission of Lil and Mike Campbell.  The medium for this painting will be oil on gold-leafed panel. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Update #2 on my egg tempera portrait of Frances & Dylan

"Frances and Dylan" brother and sister portrait in progress, 8" x 10" egg tempera on true gesso panel
Here's a progress update on the portrait commission of Frances and Dylan.  Still more work to come on the eyes, eyebrows, and layering in general, but getting there.....