Category: Art

  • New Painting

    New Painting

    Started my first canine portrait. This is just the first chromatic pass. Still a long way to go but feeling really good about the start.

  • Portrait of Julie

    Portrait of Julie

    Portrait of Julie Oil on ACM Panel 18″ x 24″ © 2016 Jeremy C. Sparks Portrait of Julie (detail)

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    I know I haven’t posted in a while. Haven’t had as much studio time as I would have liked in the past couple of weeks. I got back in there this weekend though. This one is coming along… hopefully not too many more session to finish it up.

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Still plugging away on this portrait of Julie. It’s slow going but I’m making steady progress. Not sure about the background still. There was a bit of bookcase behind her in the reference and I kinda like it in general. Still want to do something more abstract but might play with those shapes while doing…

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    I’ve been working on this most weekends, haven’t posted in a while though. There’s still a long way to go – haven’t decided yet on the background treatment and there’s a lot of detail in her sweater that I haven’t even attempted yet. I think the portrait is coming along though.

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Another session in on this one. Getting more of the details in… still a very long way to go.

  • On The Easel

    On The Easel

    Haven’t posted in a while. I do have a couple of paintings going but I’ve really only been working on the weekends lately. This one has a few sessions in though and wanted to share something. Still rough and a long way to go yet. Not completely sure what I’m going to do with the…

  • Still Painting

    Still Painting

    I haven’t posted to the blog in a while…. I need to get some materials together to start a new batch of paintings. I think this one may be done though. I’m pretty happy with it now and it passes the mirror-check. I want to let it sit for a bit though and look at…

  • Megan

    Megan

    Portrait of Megan Oil on Panel 12″ x 18″ © 2016 Jeremy C. Sparks

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Worked on the portrait of Megan again this weekend. Really wanted to finish it off… and it’s close. I corrected the drawing issue around the mouth, so I feel the smile feels a little more natural now. I’m happy with the background as well. It’s just the clothing. The painting is telling me that it’s…

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Spent Saturday working on this one. Mostly in the hair, but also some in the background and clothing. Just a few touch-ups on the face this time around. It’s getting really close. I think there’s one drawing issue I still want to correct in the mouth and I’m not entirely happy yet with the background.…

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Got quite a lot of work in on Saturday working on the portrait of Megan. I’m still trying to decide what to do with the background and the clothing needs a little more attention. Once those things are more resolved I can finish working on the hair. Maybe need one more pass on the face…