Tag: Portrait

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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…

  • 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