Sunday, February 17, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Study Panels

So here it is, all the study panels/canvases I did - composition, color studies, you name it. Usually I will do sketches in my sketchbook but I didn't have any for this piece as I already had an idea of how I wanted the piece to look - it was just a matter of putting that idea on canvas. The bottom right canvas consists of the color studies I'm using for this painting. I will begin laying the paint on the large canvas tomorrow.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Bleeding Hearts

Here is the completed oil painting of some Bleeding Hearts. The size is 10x20. I did this same painting about five years ago as a commission but wanted to redo it with the Maxfield Parrish Oil Glaze technique. There are at least a dozen layers of each color the Payne's Grey and white background. I was going to call it something weird like 'Bleeding Hearts 1105' (November 5 is when I started the reference painting). Maybe I should make that my phone password lol. Once this is dry, I will be getting it framed and make prints of it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Bleeding Hearts - Work In Progress

I had to take a pic of this at an angle because of the glare. Right now, there are probably 10-12 layers of Pthalo Rose Red glazed on the Bleeding Hearts. I'll do more touch ups tonight and post the completed painting either tomorrow or Friday. Just in time for Valentine's Day. I hope yours is going as well as mine.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Remembering Whitney Houston

It was seven years ago today that Whitney left us. This is an oil portrait I did of her just a few months after she passed. It seems fitting that her greatest hit, 'I Will Always Love You' works so perfect in my life - to be able to walk away from a toxic situation that brings more negativity into my life than positive. Knowing the individual/situation was at one time positive, but you're no longer compatible with them/it, and closing the door is the best option because a more positive door has opened.
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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Bleeding Hearts Work In Progress Close Up

So at this moment, there are probably 2 layers of very thinned down Pthalo Rose Red layers. Ultimately, there will be 10-12 layers and will be a very vibrant pink.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Bleeding Hearts - Work In Progress

While waiting on another layer of the Harriet Tubman study to dry before moving forward, I'm continuing on with this piece here. The flowers have been painted with Payne's Grey and white. Once that's dry, I'll begin to glaze the reddish/pink paint over top.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Harriet Tubman - Final Study

Here is the final study canvas before doing the actual painting. At the top, you have the color scheme I'm planning to do. In the middle, you have the black and white version (Payne's Goes & Titanium White) and at the bottom, you have a Pthalo Blue glaze to match one of those swatches and a base study of the brown I'll be using. Once this is dry, I'll begin layering in the trees and from there, the images of Harriet Tubman and the slaves. From there, I'll take this final study and put it on the large canvas.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

February Special!!

February SPECIAL!!
This original oil painting - Distant Memories - is on sale this month until March 1. I've marked it down from $2000 to $500 for the month of February. March 1, the price goes back up. If you're in the Richmond, VA area I can bring it to you. Shipping rates applies. If interested, PM me, or shoot me an email -
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