Posted on December 23, 2012
Saint Thomas is now on the easel to receive a grisaille underpainting in oils. After being crushed by my attempt to make an egg-tempera grisaille underpainting on this panel of Thomas and Jesus, et al., I have decided to move my historical experimentations to a panel of more manageable dimensions. Moses in the Rock is the only picture I have made using egg tempera as an underpainting and it is quite small. This represents the largest panel I have ever undertaken with the most fully developed charters as well. Egg tempera is very slow (and I already work very slowly), and having already allowed a 5 year window to make this picture, I shall try to fully embrace those other challenges in a noble fashion in addition to honoring my time.
Mixing the medium for the thinning of colors for underpainting.
Applying a coat of thinned shellac over the absorbent gesso and egg tempera.
Please take a moment to visit my friend Mike Schultz interesting post on his blog the other day.
Posted on December 16, 2012
It was a positive experience revisiting the old portrait of my friend Mikey a few weeks back so I thought I might revisit a few more older paintings that have never been featured here on the blog (they have been represented on the permanent pages). Today’s painting is called Go On: The Mountain of Signs and Wonders, painted in 2003 with oils on a wooden panel. It began as an exploration on the miracle of the transfiguration of Jesus. My apologies on the poor quality of the image, it is a scan from a slide.
Posted on December 4, 2012
Posted on December 1, 2012
Portrait of Mike Schultz. 1999, oil on oak panel, 5 1/2 x 6 3/8″.
Somehow I neglected to add one of my favorite paintings to the archive here. This is a portrait I painted of my close friend Mike Schultz when we were in school together.
Posted on June 15, 2012
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Posted on May 9, 2012