Thursday, October 31, 2013

Playing with Paint Quality


Some new thumbnails for painting ideas

Anatomical Sketches

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Young Carpenter

Here is a piece I have recently finished called The Young Carpenter. I was inspired by the idea that Christ was always in communication with his Heavenly Father, even as a teen working with the tools and trade of his father Joseph.  I like to think that revelation and communication with our Father in Heaven comes when we are being obedient and even as we are working.  Some of my most spiritual, meditative personal moments have occurred while I create in my studio, and I think the same can apply to all us.  We just need to be open.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Drawing has become for me a real meditative process that not only helps to plan for a painting, but helps me to clear my head and examine what interests me about a work.  I think that after a long day painting, working on a drawing is a relaxing way to end a day in the studio.