Friday, February 26, 2016

"Civil War Lieutenant Colonel" (oil on stretched canvas; 14" x 11")

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Steve is a military history buff and reenactment actor who also models.  He is costumed as a Civil-War lieutenant colonel in this portrait.  There was a little flutter of excitement last Thursday as a couple of gentlemen approached me at the Art League Gallery in Alexandria, VA.  They admired this painting, quite wet and yet unfinished, and showed an interest in purchasing it.  To my disappointment, they never called me back; nevertheless, I felt flattered at the compliment.


  1. Hello! Your painting is wonderful! I've scrolled down and looked at your other works and find them very nice! You have an ability to use watercolor, pastel's and oil with equal ease. Your apple post made me stop and think about still life verses portraits. I have found that a portrait is difficult to do to please the subject. An apple is always happy with what I've done! :) Do you paint everyday?

    1. Thank you for your kind words. Yes, I paint everyday. I retired early to be a full-time artist.