Ballerina in Lines and Wash

Ballerina in Lines and Wash

This is homemade iron gall ink applied with dip pen and brush to cotton paper. I've discovered that natural mediums lend themselves more to delicate and sophisticated works.

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Shades of Movement

Shades of Movement

This is a miniature woodburning on paper plus oil and acrylic painting. Although small, in it I finally perfect my way of depicting movement.

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Windmill by the Sea

Windmill by the Sea

'Windmill by the Sea' is an experimental piece which features woodburning on paper and an untraditional use of charcoal - which is diluted with distilled water and applied with a brush. Matted and framed as 16" x 20".

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The Violinist

The Violinist

'The Violinist' is a woodburning done on paper and intertwined with acrylic paint and ink work via dip pen and brush. It depicts the violinist and violin as having become one and their world, including the music hall, revolves around them. Matted and framed as 16" x 20".

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Vase and Flower

Vase and Flower

Woodburning on paper plus acrylic painting. This miniature is one of my all-time favorite works. It is a modern take on the age old tradition of still life artwork. The bottom half is intended to be realism and the top half is rendered in a more painterly fashion. 

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Discrepancies in Time

Discrepancies in Time

Oil on 16" x 20" canvas.  Here I translate my personal drawing style, which is often partially transparent, to oil painting. 

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The Vaudevillian

The Vaudevillian

Oil painting on prepared watercolor paper.  This is a depiction of a fond memory. When I was very little and there were people who were born in the 1800s still alive, my parents took me to an authentic vaudeville show. It was and remains the most interesting production I've ever seen.  Although it is a representation of the experience rather than a recreation, if you look in the smoke in front of the figure's face, there is a tiny portrait of me back then. 11" x 14". 

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Nature vs Nurture

Nature vs Nurture

'Nature vs Nurture' is an ink pen, pencil, and chalk pastel drawing that contemplates the difference between how time affects nature and human accomplishments.  It chiefly conveys the idea that time harmoniously affects nature but it decays and ultimately destroys the efforts of man.  Matted and framed as 16" x 20"..

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Woman With Levitating Box

Woman With Levitating Box

This is homemade iron gall ink applied with dip pen and brush to cotton paper. This was the first one I made after the test sheet and adjusting the formula. My goal was the yellowish-rust color found in many of Rembrandt's drawings rather than the dark brown color that is common in this ink.

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Madonna and Child in a Modern Context

Madonna and Child in a Modern Context

'Madonna and Child in a Modern Context' is an oil painting on 16" x 20" canvas. I chose an urban parking lot for the setting because I wanted to convey the timelessness of the story and it's modern relevance. It also reflects on the current state of humanity.

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