Monthly Archives: December 2015

In the studio 12/23/15

What better time to work on a summer-themed painting than in the middle of winter. Keith and Jane Aboard the Betty Jane is going slowly because I’m taking my time with the water. There is a lot of Lake Erie in this 48″ x 60″ painting. When it’s finished, the water on the right-side will be…

In the studio 12/13/15

Today’s was the fourth painting session on Girl in the Purple Boots II.  I think it’s far enough along now that you can get a sense of what it is about. I’m in my second pass with the painting. The first pass is a rough-in with local color (each pass can take a number of sessions).…

About mastic-based mediums

Recently, I wrote about my experience with maroger–a mastic-based medium. Maroger was my standard medium for a period, although I haven’t used it in a number of years. I stopped using it because details are difficult and, because it is such a soft resin, paintings are prone to scratch or show other surface insults. My…

In the studio 12/6/15

I spent most of my time recently working on new paintings that are still too raw to show. I am also working on a new cycle of pieces that are still in the drawing stage. I had to order a box of pencils. I also got some new sharpeners. I do not like the electric type.…