Category: Paintings

  • Purchase Award at Pastels Chicago 2013

    Purchase Award at Pastels Chicago 2013

    3 of my artworks were accepted into the pastel only art exhibit Pastels Chicago 2013 which is held at the Art Center Highland Park, IL.

  • Pastel and Acrylic Paintings of Jordan in Naperville, Illinois

    Pastel and Acrylic Paintings of Jordan in Naperville, Illinois

    Jordan has posed for us at the open figure sessions many times with good reason; She is a great model with natural poise and grace. Here are various drawings and paintings I have made of her over the years in three different mediums, acrylic paint, oil pastel, and my most often used medium soft pastel.

  • Charcoal and Conté Drawings of Jordan in Naperville, Illinois

    Charcoal and Conté Drawings of Jordan in Naperville, Illinois

    Jordan Reclined, is a 45 minute study that was sold at the Beyond the Coyote show. It features a wonderfully talented model, Jordan, sitting in a makeshift chaise with her left hand extended out  in front of her and her right hand resting on the back of the chair. her face is in profile and […]

  • La Chemise Rouge, Oil Painting Portrait of Nicole in Chicago

    La Chemise Rouge, Oil Painting Portrait of Nicole in Chicago

    Nicole modelled for me at an art gallery in Chicago’s north side. She was an amazing model with a knack for expressive an dynamic poses. She incorporated her hands nicely, and included environmental elements in a very natural way.

  • Valaree in the Gallery, Figurative Oil Painting

    Valaree modeled for me a while ago in Chicago for a series of short poses and one long pose. Luckily, I took some photographs to that I could paint this more involved piece several weeks later.

  • Curves, Nude Acrylic Art

    Curves, Nude Acrylic Art

    Curves is an Acrylic painting that was made in early 2011. It focuses on the elegant curves of the nude female torso while using interesting color juxtapositions and lively, confident brushwork. The palette consists of cadmium orange, cadmium yellow, dioxazine purple, sap green, titanium white, and a little cerulean blue in the background.

  • Two Candles, A Still Life in Watercolor Paint

    Two Candles, A Still Life in Watercolor Paint

    Two Candles, A Still Life in Watercolor Paint Two Candles, Watercolor on Paper, 7/8/2012 I picked up some watercolors which I haven’t used in many, many years.

  • Pastel Portrait of a Woman with Her Hair Braided Up, Painted at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago

    Pastel Portrait of a Woman with Her Hair Braided Up, Painted at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago

    Jesse with Her Hair Braided Up, 16×20, Soft Pastel on Board, 04/07/2012 A few weeks ago I did a portrait of Jesse, who has posed for us numerous times at the Palette & Chisel. Unfortunately, I arrived slightly late and ended up in a conspicuous location, but I think I made the best of my […]

  • Sleeping Girl, Oil Pastel Portrait Art

    Sleeping Girl, Oil Pastel Portrait Art

    Oil Pastel Painting of a Sleeping Girl Sleeping Girl, 12×16, Oil Pastels on Board, April 21 2012 Jesse posed for us at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago, and she did a wonderful as usual. She wore a white blouse with laced sleeves. The artwork that I did of her is very high key.

  • Portraits of Jazz

    Portraits of Jazz

    For my Father – Schaumburg, Illinois These two paintings were done for my old man who, along with my mother, I can thank for artistic inclinations. I remember my young days when my dad would sketch 18 wheeler trucks and WWII airplanes. Those were pretty much the first things I drew when I was a […]

  • Self-Portrait

    Self-Portrait

    Palatine, Illinois This is the first self-portrait that I have executed in 10 years or so. In my youth I used myself as a subject by a large majority, and have a large unfinished piece that consist of an array of self-portrait facial expressions. Perhaps I was slightly tentative to work with models, and it […]

  • Painting of Three Ladies

    Painting of Three Ladies

    A Portrait in Highland Park, Illinois Here is a wonderful portrait I did for a family in Highland Park, Illinois. I particularly appreciate how the lighter blue tints contrast with the yellowish orange ones in the flesh tones of the faces. There is a sort of calming interaction that exists between them that is unexpected […]