Raven II


17″ x 11″ Acrylic impasto on canvas paper, applied using only palette knife. 2015. Reprise of an earlier subject, using a different technique. Attempting to develop a “linealist” style where many small lines of pigment are composited to render the full image.

Quoth, the Raven


Prismacolor and Verithin colored pencils on Strathmore Bristol Vellum, 8″x8″. Background: Crayola watercolor pencils. Working from a photo to practice blending and contrast. Verithin pencils are harder and more permanent, so I use them to lay down the basic drawing and dark color scheme. Prismacolor pencils are softer and brighter, so I use them for color composition and blending.