Category: Jeremy

  • Works in Progress

    Works in Progress

    The red background on this one is from last weekend. I wanted to have a warm base tone underneath the textured yellow background that will be in the final painting. I was hoping that I’d be able to apply the yellow over-coat this past weekend but the vermilion red that I used is taking longer…

  • Leif and Tabby Update

    Leif and Tabby Update

    I haven’t posted in a while, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been working. I got a couple of days work in on this double-portrait this past weekend. Hopefully I’ll get some more time in on it this weekend. I’m pretty happy with the progress so far, I think it’s about ready to lay…

  • Sarah


    Portrait of Sarah Oil on panel 12″ x 18″ © 2015 Jeremy C. Sparks

  • Almost there: Sarah

    Almost there: Sarah

    I was hoping to get more studio time in this weekend but I was fighting off a cold all week and it all caught up to me on Friday, which wiped me out for most of the weekend. I did a get a good session in on Sunday though. I’ve got several paintings crying out…

  • Super Blood Moon Eclipse

    Super Blood Moon Eclipse

    Here’s the best shot I got of last nights super blood moon eclipse:

  • Sarah Update

    Sarah Update

    Put in another good day of work on this one. I think the portrait and hair are pretty close now (sorry about the glare, this painting is particularly hard to shoot for some reason, probably the chromatic yellow background). Needs one more day or so on the clothing and accessories. Probably one more pass on…

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Got a couple of good studio days in this weekend. Here’s the double portrait that I’m working on. Just finished off the imprimatura for both figures. Now the real work begins. Spent most of the day Sunday working on this portrait of Tayrou. I’m really pleased with the progress on it so far, especially considering…

  • New Double-Portrait

    New Double-Portrait

    Having an extra day off means I also got an extra day to work in the studio. This is a commissioned piece that I’m just starting on. I think the interesting thing about this image is that you can see two distinct phases in the phases in the studio process. On the right is the…

  • The Uncanny Valley

    The Uncanny Valley

    In robotics there’s is this phenomenon called “the uncanny valley”. It describes how humans have no problem getting emotionally attached to something that clearly isn’t trying to look humanoid; but once you start to make something that actually resembles a human the subtle differences act as a repulsive force to actual humans. It’s so much…

  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

    We had a trip to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo a couple weekends back. Finally got around to posting some pictures.

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Been under the weather a bit lately and antibiotics don’t seem to be helping (god help us all), but I was feeling well enough to get into the studio this weekend. Here’s the portrait of Sarah. Making some good progress now, still a ways to go and I may have turned up the contrast a…

  • Updates


    I haven’t posted in a while, hoping to get more studio time in this week. Here’s a couple of quick images until the next update. Worked some more on this portrait of Sarah yesterday. Looks like the eye repair was successful, not sure how much it’s apparent to everyone else but it look so much…