Tonight’s opening reception for my show at the Adah Rose Gallery was fantastic. It was so nice to finally have these new paintings out in the world and have the chance to talk about them and see/hear people interacting with them. If you’re in the DC area check it out, it’s up until January 5th. @adah_rose_gallery
You know, every now and then there will be some gold, one of those opportunities you can so easily miss. I was at @captainfawcett mad cool HQ for their book launch, just hanging out with Emmerald and Max when it hit me, I borrowed a camera, put Max in a beautiful old vintage barberchair and gave Emmerald the tiniest bit of direction. The light was perfect. All captured in less than 5min. I guess life can move pretty fast, if you blink you might just miss it. .. F i n a l C u t
Oil on panel
18 x 24
We had something….didn’t we? We coulda made it, but you had go and fuck it all up. You know what’s gotta happen now right?
Red pushed the scissors deeper into his beard, nicking his chin. ‘Right?’ Fender closed his eyes. ‘Yeah I know.’ Red played by Emmerald Barwise
Fender played by Maxwell Newton
Thank you @jodyleejackson for being my model!
Done in colored pencil (cool greys + white and black) and acrylic
So, I really enjoyed working on the eyes for this piece and probably got too satisfied thinking every other part of the drawing should fall into place easily after one part was successful. Drawing hair really freaks me and I got really frustrated while drawing for the first time in a long time working on the hair. So my question to other artists is, how do you stay motivated throughout a piece? And does anyone have any tips on drawing hair? Thanks guys 🙏🏻❤️
This year has been intense. It’s been shocking, sad, and horrifying. It’s inevitable that it bleeds into the art one creates, right? That’s what happened to me this year. What about you? - Details of “They’ll Work It Out.”
How lucky am I that I get to paint portraits of two dear friends whom I known for over 25 years? The paintings are husband and wife companion portraits, and I started with the husband, my friend Jon, who is crazy smart and will keep you laughing until your face hurts. I had the best time painting his eyes. I finished this painting last week and can't wait to paint his wife, Kathryn, very soon! I knew this couple when they started dating, so this is all the more meaningful of a project. I love my job!