In November of last year, I began a portrait of Black Beard and displayed a slide presentation in front of a crowd of attendees at the American Society of Marine Artists in Charleston, SC. 2018 was the 300th Anniversary of Black Beard's blockade of Charleston Harbor. The unfinished portrait is on the right.
Greetings to one and all with Holiday wishes from my fractured interpretations of the Season's traditions.
Private oil paint commission of The Gunslinger character from the novels by Stephen King. In Progress video can be viewed on YouTube.
A forthcoming science fiction book, with an undercurrent of faeries, for Baen books titled. "Tinker". The 28" x 18" original painting is in oils.
"All For One" a recently completed commission, is based on a portfolio painting completed in art school. Dumas wrote the story to take place in the early 1600s, so I restricted a modern equivalent to the common palette available at that time consisting of black, white, yellow ocher and a warm red as the only source pigments to paint this 26" x 18" oil on linen work.
I just finished a small 12" x 9" oil begun on location and finished in the studio with additional research. It is of a sea rover who is attempting to recapture parakeets that got loose, originally taken from Australia. The idea that world travelers have been "migrating" species by virtue of their maritime travels for centuries was the inspiration for the final painting.
Today a TV news film crew visited my studio to interview me for a feature.
Holiday Wishes to all. Janny and I hope you enjoy my latest edition of my ongoing pursuit revealing elvish Christmisscommunications.
Based upon a pencil drawing as a chapter head for the second "Unfettered" short story collection. This occupied me while I was away from my studio. Portrays a young dragon setting out on its own. Painted on Arches cold press at 12" x 9".
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