Hayden Suspender Drawing

Charcoal. 48 x 35″, 2019.

The Portrait Project

This project extends from 2018 to 2019. The face is a unique challenge because there is so much that is expressed in it: psychology, identity, humanity. To get over the hesitation I often experienced as I approached that part of an image, I set a goal of painting 35 portraits in three or six hours, […]

Emily in the Chair

Oil on paper. 22 x 18″, 2018.

Emily Dreaming

Oil on canvas. 30 x 48″, 2018.

The Blue Kimono

Inktense, watercolor, tempera. 32 x 48″, 2018.

Double Identity

Tempera and pastel on paper. 29 x 21″, 2018.

Darwin and the Turban

Tempera paint on paper. 39 x 25″, 2018.

The Back

Charcoal. 35 x 23″, 2018.

Cynthia Doubles

Oil on canvas. 48 x 36″, 2018.

Studies of Darwin

When we knew Darwin would be moving to Portland, we began a collaboration of studies in charcoal and tempera paint. Darwin originated the poses. I concentrated on color and composition. Some studies are more complete than others; some were quick and some took several sittings.