Category Archives: In the Studio

Long John Silver

Long John Silver pencilLong John Silver

The pencil drawing and the result with watercolor added. Robert Louis Stephenson’s Long John Silver character from “Treasure Island”. An imagined scene of Long John visiting Flint’s treasure before it was moved to the Hispaniola. He is hefting a bag of gold and secreting doubloons in his pocket. The painting is 14″ x 10″ on cold press 300 lb Aches paper.

New Paint on old work


Citadel of the Autarch, 4th voulume of Gene Wolf’s Book of New Sun’s remarkable series has been given a facelift. Since its release as a cover in 1982, I have wanted to adjust the figure. This last remaining original has not been offered for sale so I could do some additional work. I had been happy with all other parts in the painting but the character, Severian, felt unresolved. I adjusted the flesh tones then added focus and drama to the lighting.

Forest Encounter

Forest Encounter

Forest Encounter is an 11″ x 14″ oil on canvas painting begun on location in a Florida park near a tidal stream. The initial purpose was to add an animal to the location later in the studio. I added the animal then, a figure , and then something for them to look at. This painting and a few others have been recently added to my website gallery at: