Member of  the JCAG since 2009, Artist of the Year 2011, President 2013-2014

I enjoy oil painting very much and find the time to paint every morning.  (It's important to me to paint from a very good photo.  The beginning pencil sketch must be correct because the painting will never be better than the drawing.)  I keep the backgrounds simple or crop it out of the painting altoghter and color is almost inconsequential - I'm happy to paint using only shades of raw umber and white (sepia tones). I work on two paintings at a time to allow dry time and each painting takes at least a couple of weeks to complete but I'm in no hurry because I'm doing what I enjoy.


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