Here's a recent piece:
|Assistant Starters, 24"x36", oil on canvas. More info here.|
It's interesting how these paintings look after they've been uploaded to the internet. I'm intentionally loosening my brushwork because it more effectively expresses the whole, yet the edges look razor-sharp when the size is decreased for browser viewing.
Another element about viewing a small image on the internet is how glaring mistakes become. When I'm close to completing a piece, I stand across the room to give it a good look, turn it upside down and view it through a mirror over my shoulder. I even turn it to face the wall so that I can see it with fresh eyes in a few days. I fix the parts that nag me, then repeat. When I'm feeling the piece is ready for signature, I declare it finished and leave it alone. After shooting it in RAW and converting it to a TIFF, it's still looking good. Sure enough, drop that baby down to a 500 pixel jpeg and it reverts back to beckoning for the brush again (to really ruin it)!
|Deep Shade, 11"x14", oil on canvas. More info here.|
|Warm Mist, 11"x14", oil on canvas. More info here.|
|Wary Hotwalker, 16"x20", oil on panel. More info here.|
Go to your studio and make fantastic mistakes!