Continuing the work…

After a solid week of work in the studio this is the result. It’s probably about halfway to completion now! (apologies for the terrible phone photo! It’s just easiest..) I am undecided about including the straps across the torso from the original render. They are cute, but I don’t want to take away from the…

On my easel… New steampunk nude!

“We’ve only just begun…” The placement for this figure was an enormous challenge as there are large steampunk wings coming in later. I have less than a month to finish this piece so it’s going to be a hard slog to get it all done to the quality I want! There are times I wish…

Render in progress

Well, that was a nice break! I’ve had a chance to relax and a chance to be sick as well. Yay. but now it’s time to get back to work. This year I want to try writing shorter posts and see how that goes. The plan is to actually publish more. We shall see! A…

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.

Why being obsessive produces better art

The more I get absorbed in this complex steampunk series the more I wonder about my obsessive tendencies and artists in general. Recently, I’ve been having a hard time painting, something was gnawing at the back of my mind. Like a face I couldn’t put a name to it was elusive and irritating. Something was…