fine art

My Demo Painting at SmithKlein Gallery – Painting From A Snapshot Picture

Painting from a Snapshot Photograph At SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder, CO., last month, I painted a demonstration of how I sometimes work directly from a single photo. Before anything else, I do want to stress the importance of working from life as much as possible.  In order to understand tonal value (the graduating differences from [...]

My Demo Painting at SmithKlein Gallery – Painting From A Snapshot Picture2014-01-28T23:23:34-06:00

Painting Several Characters Using One Model

Painting Several Characters Using One Model In the 2 part video below, I show you how I used myself as a model for an illustration involving 4 adults. This can be very useful for illustrators on a tight budget and deadline, or for anyone who is having difficulty arranging other people to pose. An important [...]

Painting Several Characters Using One Model2014-01-29T11:19:10-06:00

Recent Work

Recent Work from Matt Abraxas It is more difficult than it seems fitting to write a new blog now and then. I suppose I'm grateful to the lone subscriber and the two or three people who actually read these, otherwise I'd feel obliged to spew anything I can think of. I will, at some point, [...]

Recent Work2014-02-26T17:34:01-06:00

Remastering a Painting

Remastering an Old Painting - Art of Repainting Feather Boa Skirt - 2009 I painted this over a year ago.  When I saw it on the gallery wall, I felt at once that this was a piece I had rushed to call finished.  Nate, the curator of Smith Klein Gallery, said he liked [...]

Remastering a Painting2014-02-26T17:27:04-06:00