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“Suspicion” oil study, 8×8 inches

I’ve been doing this series of portrait studies, exploring the expressions or emotions on people’s faces. I call them the “Novela” series, because I’m inspired by those fabulous Spanish-language soap operas and all their drama and campiness!

oil sketch, 8x8 inches

“Suspicion” – oil on a SourceTek oil-primed linen panel, 8×8 inches

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Limited Palette – Gothy guy (WORK IN PROGRESS)

Here is a WORK IN PROGRESS. I actually got quite a bit done with this little oil sketch the other day, but I hesitate to call this finished. There are some areas that definitely need to be tweaked.

Goth guy, oil in 4×5 inch canvas panel, WORK IN PROGRESS

I did this the other night on a whim. Maybe I took an hour on it; I’m not sure.read more

On the phone—Work in Progress

on the phone

“On the telephone” oil on panel, 8×8 inches, WORK IN PROGRESS

I’m trying something a little different with this painting. As you can see, it’s kind of rough and the drawing accuracy needs to be nailed down. (Some parts of her face are crooked. I always do this, always!)read more

“Big Ed” oil sketch 5×7 inches

This is “Big Ed.” I don’t know if Big Ed is done yet. He’s painted in oil, on 5×7″ oil-primed linen panel (Centurion brand, found at Jerry’s Artarama).

Big Ed

“Big Ed,” Work in Progress (almost done) 5×7 inches on oil-primed linen panel.

I’ve been dabbling with this oil sketch for several months now. I started it, then put it away, and now I hope I’m almost finished with it.read more