Jeremy, Julie, Theo, Nolan and Charlie

  • 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


    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…

  • Image Slider Test

    This was something that I’m fooling around with for work, but thought it would be neat to try to make a test page here to play with it. It’s a nearly fully CSS solution, just some simple JS to deal with the slider updates.

  • What’s on the Easel

    What’s on the Easel

    I’ve been quite remiss in posting updates recently; but that’s not to say that I haven’t been working in my studio. Here’s a couple of quick shots of the paintings I’ve been working on. This is the first photo of Megan that I’ve posted. Three or four session in at this point on this one.…

  • Theo’s First Snowman

    Theo’s First Snowman

  • Blizzard 2016

    Blizzard 2016

    So, we’ve gotten at least a foot of snow so far and it’s supposed to keep snowing overnight. Here’s a couple pics of the kiddo getting out when it was only about half-a-foot or so deep. We’ll have to take some more pictures tomorrow.

  • Leif and Tabby

    Leif and Tabby

    Leif and Tabby Oil on panel, 18″ x 24″ © 2016 Jeremy C. Sparks

  • Belated Update

    Belated Update

    Haven’t posted here in a while… here’s some of the stuff that I’ve been working on. Finished this one a while back and it’s dry enough now to be varnished. I always look forward to this point in the life of a painting. It’s always so much fun to look at a painting again after…