Category: Art

  • Thanksgiving Painting Week

    Thanksgiving Painting Week

    I took the week off from work and spent a lot of time in the studio working on four paintings. I’ll post the work on three of them here, the fourth one I finished and will post a final image once I get a better (or at least less glare filled) image. First up is…

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Got a couple of days in the studio this weekend. First up is actually one that I worked on last weekend but didn’t get around to posting last week. This is the amethyst D20, it’s getting closer but will need at least one more pass to finish it off. The main one I worked on…

  • Lapis Lazuli Icosahedron Portrait

    Lapis Lazuli Icosahedron Portrait

    Lapis Lazuli Icosahedron Portrait – oil on ACM panel12″ x 12″ © 2023 – Jeremy C. Sparks

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Got a couple of days of painting in this weekend. I was finally able to get back to the Lapis portrait Hard to get a decent photo that doesn’t have a lot glare since it’s still a bit wet but this was close. Getting some of the mottled coloration in was a bit of concentration…

  • Another pass at the Amethyst Icosahedron

    Another pass at the Amethyst Icosahedron

    I was hoping to work on the lapis D20 portrait this weekend, but the last pass still isn’t dry enough to work on. I’ve been avoiding this one because it was feeling like a lot more work than the lapis one. However, this one really came together on this pass. There’s still come drawing issues…

  • Amethyst Icosahedron WIP

    Amethyst Icosahedron WIP

    Another dice portrait in progress… blocking i n the structure and numbering on the dice faces. Not sure about the background color yet but might go with a light yellow to complement the deep purples of the amethyst.

  • More WIP

    More WIP

    Continuing to work on the Lapis Icosahedron portrait. Trying to lock down the proportions and structure so it will be harder to lose that when I start moving into the local surface textures and mottling.

  • Starting to block in local color

    Starting to block in local color

  • Lapis Icosahedron WIP

    Lapis Icosahedron WIP

  • Labradorite Icosahedron Portrait

    Labradorite Icosahedron Portrait

    Oil on ACM Panel – 12″x12″ – ©2023 Jeremy C. Sparks I’ve been trying to get back into the studio process. I’ve started a series of what I’m calling dice portraits, starting with the Icosahedrons (aka 20-sided dice or D20). I’ll add another post showing the process but these smaller formats are working well for…

  • Theo (2017)

    Theo (2017)

    I finished this portrait up a couple weeks back but haven’t had a chance to post it before. I’m still not super-happy with the quality of the photograph, I’ll have to try to take another shot when the lighting is better. Theo (2017) © 2017 – Jeremy C. Sparks Oil on ACM Panel 18″ x…

  • Belated Update

    Belated Update

    I took a picture of this one a couple of days ago but it didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. Here’s a slightly better shot. Almost done with it I think. The arms still feel a tad rubbery to me so I should try to fix those. Pretty happy with the actual…