Paintings

Karen Wagner Murphy

By admin / March 23, 2012 / Comments Off on 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…

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Tierson Boutte

By admin / December 23, 2011 / Comments Off on Tierson Boutte

The first in a new series (hopefully) of new paintings. This one ended up being repainted repeatedly one on top of another until it finally came together.

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Bryan Collins

By admin / March 23, 2010 / Comments Off on 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.

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Diaz Wedding

By admin / September 23, 2004 / Comments Off on 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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Margo Bankston

By admin / March 23, 2004 / Comments Off on Margo Bankston

This is the first painting where I incorporated text and tried to get more interpretive with the work, and less realistic. It is interesting, but a little too constricted.

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Kyndra Colosetti

By admin / December 23, 2002 / Comments Off on 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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Mayan Snake

By admin / March 28, 2002 / Comments Off on Mayan Snake

I painted this for a group show held at an Atlanta nightclub back in 2002.

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Razor

By admin / November 23, 1998 / Comments Off on Razor

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

By admin / August 28, 1998 / Comments Off on 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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Self Portrait

By admin / February 3, 1991 / Comments Off on Self Portrait

My second attempt at a realistic self portrait.

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Face

By admin / August 3, 1988 / Comments Off on Face

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 http://www.artandwriting.org/.. My favorite one, that was lost, made it to winning the Hallmark award in 1988.

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Self Portrait

By admin / April 3, 1988 / Comments Off on Self Portrait

This was my attempt in 11th grade to paint an accurate self portrait using tempera paint.

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Self Portrait

By admin / April 3, 1988 / Comments Off on Self Portrait

My mom pulled out a bunch of old paintings from high school. This one was a self portrait project.

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