Update 2: The Nitty Gritty

Although I made some adjustments to the placement and proportions, you can see how the initial shapes I drew guided the drawing

Drawing allows more (detailed? fluid?) specificity than painting. A pretty simple statement, but it’s a lot more nuanced than that. With pencil it’s much easier to shift the tone, and you can work back and forth erasing and adding, erasing and adding. Painting is a totally different process though. You have to mix the paint […]

Abstract – Victorian Visionaries: Painting the Pre-Raphaelites for the 21st Century


In 1850, Charles Dickens published this statement after visiting the English Royal Academy of Art: “You will have the goodness to discharge from your minds all Post-Raphael ideas, all religious aspirations, all elevating thoughts, all tender…ennobling, graceful, or beautiful associations, and to prepare yourselves, as befits the Pre-Raphaelites, for the lowest depths of what is […]

Color in the Colorless: Final Thoughts

final diagram

Hello, all! The summer is wrapping up, and I’m working to finish up some final paintings as it ends. Being able to paint full time has been an amazing opportunity– to be honest, it’s probably the last time that I’ll be able to do this until retirement! This project has taught me a lot about […]