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Karen Wagner Murphy

This is the first painting in which I understood and successfully used an underpainting. Thanks to talks with Daniel Biddy he was able to give me some advice about painting with oils. I am extremely excited by the results and have started 4 new paintings. With any luck, I will have new posts shortly. The final piece is 32″ x 24″

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Bryan Collins

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make Bryan’s wedding, so the night before I painted this. I think that this captures the night before. I little wide-eyed and expectant and a little oh-shit. They are a great couple with great kids and I have been lucky to be Bryan’s friend for the last 20+ years.


Diaz Wedding

I was lucky enough to be invited to Rene Diaz’s wedding in San Miguel Mexico. This painting was given as a wedding gift. It was my first attempt at using photography and encaustic. The final piece ended up being 2’x3′.

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Kyndra Colosetti

I needed a Christmas gift for my mom, and what better gift than a painting of one of her children. This is the first painting I started using oil sticks which have now been a major component of my current work.

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Razor was someone I met at Burning Man back in ’96. We had quite a wild week, and I shot the photo that became the reference for this painting the morning after the big burn. It took about 6 months to complete the painting which now hangs in my living room.

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Russ Jackson

This is my first oil painting from one of my own photographs. Before this my paintings were either from photographs or memory. Russ was a roommate back in the early 90’s and was always playing the base guitar.

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In high school I completed a series of paintings in this style. Tempera and watercolor, very intense. Unfortunately this is the only still in existence. This was a regional gold key winner My favorite one, that was lost, made it to winning the Hallmark award in 1988.