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1. Recent Portraits


A little while ago I finished a couple of portraits for the Craig family. The above painting is of Dr. Jim Craig from Knoxville, TN. It is an oil on canvas and the size is 32" X 44".



Here is the second painting in the set of Mrs. LaVerne Craig and her dog Piper. This is the same size as the one of her husband 32" X 44". Both these paintings will be hanging on the same wall with a window between them. I was thinking of them as if they were a set. Since there are two fire places in their house we decided to use them as the background. I tried to keep the compositions basically the same thinking that it would make them feel more connected.




This is a portrait of Mr. Robert Taylor. Mr. Taylor is a CEO of two technology companies. One of the main things that he wanted in his portrait was to have a relaxed atmosphere and his watercolor painting of the old basket weaver that hangs above his desk. He told me that he has had that painting for years and whenever he is having a bad day he looks at that painting and it makes him feel better. The power of art.



This is a 18" X 24" head study entitled Dianne.

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