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Cake And Eat It Too

Medium: Oil Paint / Acrylic Paint / Gold Leaf

Size: 54"x 48"

Tools: Synthetic brushes and palette knife


Challenge: A modern portrait of Marie Antoinette. Oils on canvas. Standing almost 5 feet high, this was the biggest painting I have ever done. And def the most intricate. I basically recreated the ceiling of Versailles in the background.


Gallery: Gallery Piquel

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Green Eyes

Medium: Acrylic Paint

Size: 24" x 24"

Tools: Synthetic brushes and palette knife


Challenge: Of course, as most artist know who work with acrylics, blending is always the biggest challenge with this medium. To get any kind of blend effect, within the 5 minute drying time ( I swear its like a race against time ), one must incorporate many techniques. Techniques such as dry blending, multi layering and a spray bottle. But adding dirty thumbs, spit and lots of cursing only helps.

Hopefully achieving the desired effect.



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Weak

Medium: Oil Paint / Acrylic Paint

Size: 20" x 20"

Tools: Synthetic brushes and palette knife


Challenge: Merging two mediums together that have different bases. Oil and water. You know what they say about that...They don't mix. Which is true in theory, but they go together quite well. The majority of the painting was done in oils because blending is such a beautiful thing. It gives you the time you need to go back and adjust it as needed. Then when its dry (about 4 days), I add extreme highlights and colors with acrylics to create an added pop and thick texture. It gives it a bit more life.

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Autumn Explosion

Medium: Oil Paint / Acrylic Paint

Size: 34" x 34"

Tools: Synthetic brushes and palette knife



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Scar Tissue

Medium: Oil Paint / Acrylic Paint

Size: 32" x 24"

Tools: Synthetic brushes and palette knife

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Angelic Eyes

Medium: Oil Paint / Acrylic Paint

Size: 28" x 24"

Tools: Synthetic & Hog Hair brushes


Challenge: First 2019 painting. Oils on canvas. A bit of a pre renaissance feel. A lot of gold leafing.

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Marilyn Manson

Medium: Oil Paint / Acrylic Paint

Added Embellishments: Gold Leaf Paint / Glitter Paint

Size: 30" x 20"

Tools: Synthetic brushes