The Artist’s Daughter – Work In Progress, Day 1

Earlier this month, I finished a sketch of my daughter Grace. My intent is to work through this painting in a method akin to the school of academic realists currently working in New York and around the world. I'm a big fan of Jacob Collins and his contemporaries at The Grand Central Academy and I'd love to spend some time there with guys like Scott Waddell and Graydon Parrish. In the meantime, while I contemplate the dream of a summer studying in New York with these guys, I'm going to take a crack at working through this method and approach to classical painting.

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The Toughest Art Critic

I'm my worst critic, but I know it's close to being good when Kevin is speechless. Today, after a cold and busy day of work, he walked up to the studio, took a look at my sketchpad and shed a tear. I won't say anything else.

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“What’s In A Name” – Connecting with my subjects…

Working through this weekend at the easel, I'm getting further down the road in the relationship with the women in these paintings. Spending this amount of time with them in such an intimate fashion, has been very profound. I feel as though I'm coming to know them more closely and am more connected to them.

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“What’s In A Name?” :: New Series – Works In Progress

This series is based upon identity, how we identify ourselves and how others identify us within the context of different relationships. Beginning with a series of portraits of women, I will examine our identity in relationship to family, seated within the context of culture and time. I expect that I will continue this series over a period of years.

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