Jeremy, Julie, Theo, Nolan and Charlie

  • Self Portrait 2015

    Self Portrait 2015

    Self Portrait (2015) 12″ x 16″ – Oil on Panel © 2015 – Jeremy C. Sparks

  • Tayrou


    Tayrou 12″ x 16″ Oil on Panel © 2015 Jeremy C. Sparks

  • Leif and Tabby Update

    Leif and Tabby Update

    A lot the the work that I do is very iterative and at times it feels a lot like I’m putting in hours for very marginal improvements. I’m really not complaining though it’s taken me years to be able to get to those marginal gains and I really appreciate how much further I am able…

  • Weekend Update

    Weekend Update

    Took a long weekend to get some extra painting time in this past weekend. It was nice to have some time to do a little extra painting. Ended up working on four separate paintings. It’s interesting, at least to me, as they’re all at different stages so you can almost see the progression of a…

  • Self Portrait

    Self Portrait

    Julie has been encouraging me to do a self portrait for a while now and I’ve resisted in the main. At the Academy they made us do a self portrait in every single painting class and most of the drawing classes as well. I suspect that they wanted to get it out of our system…

  • 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…