Russet – Nude steampunk painting

An uneasiness has been plaguing me for a few weeks since I pronounced this painting complete, an unpleasant nagging. It wasn’t until I took a few days away from it that I worked it out. So here it is revised. Same painting, but with some new improvements that just make it better overall.

Gears – 30×20 Oils on Canvas

Gears 30×20 Oils on Canvas $1000 I’m not quite sure what I want to title this, it appears I will be doing more gears and cogs so Gears (the working title) may not be appropriate – other thoughts were Russet and Pedestal. what do you think? I really am loving the Steampunk Burlesque series, I’m…

Rebirth – 10×8 Oils on Canvas

Rebirth 8×10 Oils on Canvas $200 Currently at ArtBoy Gallery The painting of Last Weeks render. Volume is trickier on a small canvas. I’ve been getting better and better at visible light thanks to my steampunk paintings, but I was not prepared for returning to miniature. There is something wonderful to creating a smaller work.…

Where do you find your muse?

I’ve been having interesting discussions lately on the topic of muses and how different artists access their own personal muses. In Greek mythology, inspiration for all the different arts were represented by the muses. Demi gods and goddesses who would descend on artists and grant them inspiration. These days we refer to our muses as…

Nude of the week – lace

I am currently painting this. If I thought, for one moment, that copper pipes were bad, well, let me tell you, lace is no picnic to paint! It’s funny, this is such a simple pose, but getting the feel just right took weeks of painstaking work. The painting is practically flying by in comparison! Except…

Child porn debate rears it’s head in ottawa

Sarah Hatton’s controversial painting “Each person does figure out for themselves what they think the intent is,” she says, “and some are going to see that it’s negative and others will see it as I see it, which is an innocent observation of what I see every day as a mother.” I’ve shown the digital…