Portfolio of Works

Portfolio of Works

Landscapes, Animals

Landscapes, Animals

Still life

Still life

Figurative, Portrait

Figurative, Portrait

Ideas, Sketches, Tests...

Ideas, Sketches, Tests...

My earliest memory of a drawing milestone was when my father showed me how to draw an airplane from the side (foreshortening the wing). I think I was about three or four. What a breakthrough! Since then I have been fascinated with art and how it's done. I love seeing finished paintings. I also love seeing the "idea sketches" the "doodles" the"rough drafts" that lead to these paintings. The father of my childhood friend, Craig Holt, worked for Disney as an animator. When I'd go over to visit, Craig would show me some of the sketches his father was working on. It was awesome! I tell you this bit of trivia because this collection is about the "Ideas, Sketches, Tests.." that I use when working on a painting.  Most of the time I'll sketch in oil paint on a piece of linen or canvas that is handy. These are not intended to be finished paintings. They are my version of "doodling". Sometimes they work into a good idea and sometimes not. But at that moment they serve to direct my thoughts or test an idea. I'll usually keep these pieces around while I'm still working on the painting. Then start the whole process over again on the next piece of art work. Fellow oil painters have shown an interest in these sketches for the same reason I do them.  So I am offering the sketches in this collection to those who might fined the same enjoyment as I in the  artistic process.  The sketches are as you see them. They are not mounted or framed.  They will never be offered in a gallery by me. So I am not undercuting my galleries. But they are fun to paint and I hope fun for you to see.

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