The Reveal

So I always get annoyed with taking photos of my finished work… It seems as though no matter how I take the photos they never show the nuances and depth of the original. And all those hours spent refining tiny color variations just get blown out or distorted...

Step by Step

Portraits are a treasure hunt… searching… searching… I am always amazed at when I look back at the developmental photos of a portrait that I can see so many changes. Not only in the painting itself but also in my apparent mental state at different...

Blank Canvas

Once the client is satisfied with the overall design and I know what their goals are in the commission, it is time to get to work. Typically with my commissions there are lots of photos being incorporated into one image. I normally call them my “bakers...

Study

I have worked with artists creating commissions throughout the years and one of the biggest pieces of advice I can give to them is to do your homework. Commissions, no matter what the subject, require planning because it is too easy to get stuck somewhere along the...