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I've been discussing with a colleague just how I start the portraits for some of my currency paintings and thought you all might like to see how they get "off the ground". #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip

Fairfield Porter (American, 1907-1975)
_Morning Sky, 1972.
#alexarchives #fairfieldporter #morningsky #representationalism #art

Sometimes my job is stressful and sometimes I get to frame amazing art work! This guy brought in an original Salvador Dali block print and I died! #art #representationalism #aliceinwonderland #salvadordali #blockprint

A few of you are asking about the supplies used for this drawing...it's about 90% ultra soft black PanPastel (applied with various sponges), 9% carbon (Wolff's carbon pencil 4B for dark sharp areas I couldn't get clean with the pastel), and 1% graphite for like five fine brow hairs 😆 (with a mechanical pencil) and tightening lighter areas with some H pencils (like around the teeth highlights). I used a Tombo MonoZero eraser to get fine white (or light) highlights (like the peach fuzz on the chin and pore highlights). And it's all done on a smooth paper (not sure of the brand- it was just part of a left over paper roll I had kicking around the studio).

"Uninhibited"
24"x30"
Let your inner weirdo shine 👹✨

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I've been discussing with a colleague just how I start the portraits for some of my currency paintings and thought you all might like to see how they get "off the ground". #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip

Spending the day tackling some colorful bronze textures. #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip 😃❤️

Here's a glimpse at one of the beautiful dogs from "Sidekicks" in progress #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip

Bust of Josephus 36"x36" oil on canvas

Every now and then I get to create something quite special for someone and this was a indeed a truly special effort. "Sidekicks" (12x9", Oil) is a fun collection of very meaningful treasures that I hope will bring years of enjoyment to its owners. I am extremely grateful to have such experiences in my career. I hope you enjoy this glimpse of it. #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil

For this week's waaayback wednesday I am sharing a detail of a fun, colorful piece titlled "Recess", (8x10", Oil) . Hope you dig it! #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil

I am really enjoying the sculpture theme of my latest work. I am also digging the Winsor&Newton University Series 233 brushes that I chose to employ with this piece. So far they have been very effective---highly recommend. #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #aaaw #wip

A work in progress, "The Night Out," 8"×10," Oil on Panel, depicts a few of the things one might encounter during a night out on the town.

#trompeloeil #oilpainting #wip #realism #warrenwkesslerart #contemporaryart #stilllife #art #representationalism

Finally got this big bad boy into its frame! Thank you once again to Marquis Art & Frame for helping choose the perfect match. "The Storyteller" is all set to debut this Fall with Gallery 1261 and the Vida Ellison's Legacy exhibition. Hopefully if you are in or near the Denver area this November you can see this in person! :-D #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #aaaw #legacyexhibition

For this week's waaayback wednesday I am not going too far waaayback. This is a detail from a very special piece from last year titled "Bright Eyes" (7x5”, Oil). Hope you dig it! #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompel

While this guide was written for musicians---the concepts are quite applicable to, and advantageous for, visual artists. There is a slight bit of misrepresentation in the beginning of the guide regarding the research of K. Anders Ericsson (again, placing more emphasis on the 10,000 hours rather than the content of practice time---always a pet peeve of mine), but I assure you that there are some great tips for deliberate practice that follow. Give it a read:

LINK: https://s3.amazonaws.com/bpm-samples/8-Practice-Hacks.pdf

I especially find practice hacks #4, #6, #7 and #8 in the above guide describe strategies that I already use for my 30-minute alla prima works. A significant focus of mine for such exercises is to experiment with, and automatize effective abstraction (simplification/distilling) strategies to promote attributes of constancy (in other words, trying to get better at distilling objects down to promote seemingly-invariant conceptual features that are essential to successful visual communication of an object as opposed to the unnecessary, the redundant, or the transient.) Hope you find this helpful. Have a great week all~~~ #arteducation #arted #deliberatepractice #fineart #allaprima #realism #representationalism #representationalart #aaaw

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