Miles, Contemplative

IMG_3440February was a month of portraits. This is a portrait of my eleven year old son. I love this age between young adult and child. There’s so much love, innocence and potential all wrapped up in a beautiful face. This is 24″x 30″ acrylic on canvas.

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Looking Back (Miles on the train)

18"x24" Oil on stretched canvas

18″x24″ Oil on stretched canvas


I’ve finally carved out a little time to complete an oil painting. It’s been difficult over the past year, with 2 young children to make time to really get lost in a painting. It feels so good to be back! I’m hoping this will be the start of a train, or transportation series. I already have my next painting in mind, so stand by.

Puddle Stomp

This is my most recent painting, “Puddle Stomp”, It’s a painting of my son playing in the rain at Otay Lake, in San Diego.  It was a gorgeous day, with great light.  I worked this painting from a photograph I took on that day. 

Miles’ Space Painting

I completed a new painting of my son this week.  I was inspired by some artwork I saw in a Starbucks in a local neighborhood, Kensington.  I wish I could remember the artist’s name.  Anyway, I thought I would try a less literal and more illustrative approach to my next portrait and this is what I came up with.  My son is totally obsessed with all things space and space related, whether real or imaginary.  This is my little tribute to him and his amazing spirit.