Trying to Paint More Realistically

This is an oil painting depicting a black snake attacking the nest of some brown thrashers.  It’s based on an old illustration from the great Dover book Animals.  I’m trying to teach myself how to paint “realistically”; I think I get hung up on small details, but I hope to achieve a more painterly style someday!…

Paintings 2005 – 2010

My partner and I moved to a new apartment this weekend, so we got a chance to put all of my medium- to large-sized paintings in one room and see them all in one place! These paintings represent at least 120 hours of work.  Now that we have lots of extra wall space, I hope to…