Last summer I painted with Tim Rees in his studio while he was still in Chicago. I made it out for a few sessions before he had to move out west. I can’t believe how fast time went while Tim was in town. I’m happy we were able to become fast friends and I look forward to […]
A quick post with works from a few more galleries at the recent 2013 Merchandise Mart International Antique Fair. Let’s start with this Andrew Loomis painting I found at R. Ege Antiques. Here’s a few from the Post Road Gallery. Note the Vedder fireback! These last few are from the Richard […]
Continuing with more art from the 2013 Merchandise Mart International Antique Fair. I found some amazing pieces from the Rehs Galleries. The painting that drew me in was the Stobart. I had never seen an original of his before. More in the series: Antique Fair Finds part 1 Antique Fair Finds part 3 Antique […]
Recently the Plein Air Painters of Chicago met up at the Lincoln Park Zoo on a beautiful Saturday morning in April. I regularly run along the lake front and the zoo is always my favorite detour from the running path. We have a regular route through the zoo to see as many animals as […]
First study for 2013 earlier this January over at Platform Studios life drawing sessions. I had a 40 minute block for this one and I’m finding my approach is changing a bit. I’m focusing more on correct values rather than building them up and adjusting along the way.
In August I choose Pris from the movie Bladerunner for the theme at my workshop. I was able to find an awesome wig that was close to what was in the movie. I actually like the one I found better. We tore up some makeup to create the doll look. Pris wasn’t a doll in […]
I’m planning a trip this fall with some friends to paint in the Ozarks. One of my buddies hasn’t painted en plein air before. So, instead of just sending him a list I thought this was a great opportunity to share this list. My equipment list isn’t exact or perfect. It’s not the best way, […]
The Saturday paint out with the Plein Air Painters of Chicago started like any other. Finding a good spot, saying hello to friends, and getting to work. And I try not to forget stuff but I always do. This time I didn’t need my umbrella but I hated that I forgot it. But I found […]
The Black Swan was the theme for the latest Figurative Illustration Workshop. I painted a “white” swan earlier for a charity auction. When I was returning a costume for an illustration commission they showed me they had just put the Black Swan into the retal stock and I knew right then we were going […]
Every Christmas as a kid we had one of these funny looking straw goats around the tree. It was something I always loved but never actually knew what it meant. While on a shopping trip to Ikea i spotted the Yule Ram and had that feeling of reminiscence flood over me. I just had to […]
Figurative Illustration Workshop: December schedule – Stormtrooper. A stormtroper will be invading Platform Studios for this months FIW. I’ve also added a non-spammy newsletter signup. Follow the link for more info!