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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Portrait Drawing of Bob

Portrait of Bob Hutton, 13" x 17", carbon pencil and pastel on Pastelmat

This portrait of Bob was done for Bob and Glenda Hutton.  I first knew Bob in high school, and the Huttons have been dear friends of mine for many years.  Bob is a talented musician, actor, and former music teacher, and the Huttons live in Alaska.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Frances and Dylan, nearing completion

"Frances and Dylan" nearing completion, 8" x 10", egg tempera on panel

Here's the current stage of progress on my portrait of Frances and Dylan Stephens, now almost completed except for some final layers and finishing touches.  We are in discussion about adding an inch of ocean to the left of Frances, above Dylan's hand.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Update #3 on the portrait commission of Lil and Mike

Lil and Mike in progress in oil over gold leaf

Still partly an underpainting, but I made some great progress on it this week, so here's another look at Lil and Mike.  More to come on it soon.