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I begin many of my commissions, portraits and truly special pieces with a pencil study to ensure all problems have been resolved before I begin the final work.

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Brothers

This young man is the son of a service veteran.  His grandmother asked me to do a picture of him as well as one of his brother that would compliment a painting of their father with a military theme.  This collage is intended to show the progression to the finish.  I will begin the final piece with his brother visiting the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC, today.

This young man is the son of a service veteran. His grandmother asked me to do a picture of him as well as one of his brother that would compliment a painting of their father with a military theme. This collage is intended to show the progression to the finish. I will begin the final piece with his brother visiting the Korean War Memorial in Washington DC, today.

Pencil Study

Most commissions and almost all portraits begin with a pencil study to work out all the challenges before being put onto the final paper.

Most commissions and almost all portraits begin with a pencil study to work out all the challenges before being put onto the final paper.

Younger brother is next:

This young man was fascinated by the images of the soldiers depicted on the Korean War Memorial wall when he visited Washington, D.C.  I'm hoping to finish the colored pencil painting of "Younger Brother" very soon.

This young man was fascinated by the images of the soldiers depicted on the Korean War Memorial wall when he visited Washington, D.C. I’m hoping to finish the colored pencil painting of “Younger Brother” very soon.

 

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Life Drawing Class

Life drawing was a favorite class of mine during college and remains a source of enjoyment when I find a good model like this beautiful person.

Life drawing was a favorite class of mine during college and remains a source of enjoyment when I find a good model like this beautiful person.

 

Getting closer:

I work on this when I have time.  Because of some very special commissions, I haven't have much time lately.

I work on this when I have time. Because of some very special commissions, I haven’t have much time lately.