Detail from "Angel, after Cabanel"

Detail from "Boat at Sunset"

Detail from "Summit Talks"

Detail from "See the World"

Detail from "Autumn Walk"

Detail from "John Montague"

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I am a traditional oil painter with a passion for portraiture, figures, landscapes, and still lifes. Inspired by the Old Masters, my paintings tend to depict quiet, private places with an air of mystery and intrigue.

I paint in the style of classical realism, a form of representational art that exhibits a preference for order, beauty, harmony and completeness, and the representation of nature based on direct observation using traditional methods.

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Lonesome vs. Wild

In this post, I compare two self-portraits: "Lonesome", completed in spring 2018, and "Wild", a new version in progress. For each, I adopted a different approach to portraiture -- a direct alla prima approach in the first case, and a traditional, the indirect approach for the other.