All of the paintings
on this page are done in oil paints, my preference. My work is
done from my own photographs which are transposed with others. i
use models when available and my imagination when called upon. So
the paintings are all a combination of photography, models and
creativity. I first sketch in the subject matter, making many
changes before I start to paint. I draw on the canvas with a very
soft number 6 pencil , very seldom erasing. I then lightly spray
the canvas with acrylic spray, wait for it to dry and begine
blocking in the colors. My Gothic Series were done without models
or photographs. Stricly from the images in my mind.
52 x 42
Carmen was sitting upon the ledge in San Francisco. The angle was perfect. The other figures that were in the photo were removed.
52 x 42
The same model as in SoHo Doorway. I took a photograph in the subway and then put the model on a bench.
A little color was needed so I added the shopping bag.