Portrait of Tabby – Update
Portrait of Tabby - in porgress

Portrait of Tabby – Update

Getting closer now. The portrait it pretty well resolved. Need another pass on the clothing and then the necklace. Sorry about the photo, it's a little washed-out.

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Portrait of Shad
Portrait of Shad - 12" x 16" oil on panel

Portrait of Shad

Portrait of Shad - Oil on Panel, 12"x16" © 2014 Jeremy C. Sparks I struggled with the hue selection for the clothing. The rest of the painting really came together…

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Portrait of Tabby – Update
Portrait of Tabby (in progress)

Portrait of Tabby – Update

I worked on the portrait of Tabby this weekend. If you don't look too closely you might not see a lot of difference from the previous pass. However the modeling…

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Glazing and Scumbling, part 2

(part one) Here's the next scumble. Going for a greater value gradation and slightly less neutral yellow. And here's the final glaze over top. Now that the background is more-or-less…

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Portrait of Shad – Update
Portrait of Shad (in progress)

Portrait of Shad – Update

I spent most of Father's Day in the studio working on the portrait of Shad. I'm pretty happy with how it's going in general. The portrait itself is really nice…

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New Lens
Test image shot with 85mm Nikkor lens

New Lens

I've been wanting a new lens since I got the new Nikon DSLR body. Unfortunately lenses aren't terribly cheap and the old 50mm manual-focus lens I've been using does work…

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Glazing and Scumbling

So I knew that I wanted to have sort of a light purple background on this second portrait of Tabby. Purples (and greens for that matter) are difficult colors in…

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Portrait of Shad Update
Portrait of Shad (in progress)

Portrait of Shad Update

Here's the latest work on the portrait of Shad. I'm still working out the color of the clothing and had a very chromatic blue in there before that I wasn't…

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New Web Hosting

We've moved to a new hosting provider.   This is partly just a test message to make sure the blog is working properly on the new host and partly to…

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