Competency Test Time

2 pencils om toned paper

2 pencils on toned paper

I’d do more on this, but I’m afraid it’s time to strip. (some old cabinets)

more Kismetry…


Pen Names and Portraiture

eloisa j

Eloisa James is a romance novel writer. Mary Bly is a Fordham professor.

They are one in the same.

8″ x 10″ oil portrait



8″ x 10″ better version than the Sherlock version of BC

Glare on the Crazy Hair!

cassidy painting

This started out as a very, very labored-over self portrait. Issues…Oh, I have issues…and then I scraped off as much paint as I could (The painting looked much better as a ghost painting.)

I flipped the board upside down and whipped off this little portrait of Cassidy, allowing myself to be playful, using only the scraps and dabs of paint that were left on the palette. I don’t know if that’s a particularly good way to make color choices, but it worked for this one.

Family group…With Boots

Watson white final279

Oil Sketch in Progress…


…after a quick-and-dirty first pass, she sits on my easel, looking over my shoulder as I struggle with a commissioned watercolor, waiting patiently for me to finish her up with a second pass.

Before Kendall, before Emma, before Meg Ryan…

Featured image

The Original It Girl: Clara Bow. 8″ x 10″ watercolor on paper.

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I just Don’t Get It

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Still Life Departure

Vintage Colorization

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