Saturday, January 30, 2010

Exclusive Scott Burdick Painting Demo

A while back I did an interview for tlc magazine with one of my favorite artists Scott Burdick. Today I'm sharing the painting demonstration he did for the interview which hasn't been seen on the net.

"Curious" Tibet - oil, 40" by 26"

Be sure to visit Burdick's site for more work

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Exclusive Online Only Sketch Sale

My page for my sale of original sketches is up. Check it out!

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Oil on Canvas
10" by 12"

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nude Studies

Below are a couple of Nude studies I've done. Nudes to me are a lot about form and color and light, so I tend to like to put a more abstract contemporary bend to them.

"Standing Nude"
Oil on Canvas
28" by 15"

"Seated Nude"
Oil on Canvas
11" by 14"

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Master: Antonio Mancini

Wanted to take a minute and post some pics from one of my favorite master artists Antonio Mancini.

Take a look at his Graticola above. This photo really shows the great accuracy he was able to get with it. In some of the paintings above you can see the lines from the graticola ropes over the canvas.

Wiki excerpt:

Mancini was born in Rome and showed precocious ability as an artist. At the age of twelve, he was admitted to the Institute of Fine Arts in Naples, where he studied under Domenico Morelli (1823–1901), a painter of historical scenes who favored dramatic chiaroscuro and vigorous brushwork, and Filippo Palizzi (1818–1899), a landscape painter. Mancini developed quickly under their guidance, and in 1872, he exhibited two paintings at the Paris Salon.

Mancini worked at the forefront of Verismo movement, an indigenous Italian response to 19th-century Realist aesthetics. His usual subjects included children of the poor, juvenile circus performers, and musicians he observed in the streets of Naples. His portrait of a young acrobat in "Saltimbanco" (1877-78) exquisitely captures the fragility of the boy whose impoverished childhood is spent entertaining pedestrian crowds.

While in Paris in the 1870s, Mancini met Impressionists Edgar Degas and Édouard Manet. He became friends with John Singer Sargent, who famously pronounced him to be the greatest living painter. His mature works show a brightened palette with a striking impasto technique on canvas and a bold command of pastels on paper.

I've got one of his books if anyone knows of any more books of his work I'd like to pick one up, Thanks!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Cold Creek

"Cold Creek"
Oil 10" by 8"

small study from the creek a few blocks from me.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Winter Home

It's 2010 and my first post of the new year. I'm looking forward to posting much more work on my blog this year. This was the last painting I finished in '09.

"Winter Home"
Oil / Canvas
16" by 20"