Nocturnes

Growing up in Florida, I was surrounded by swamps, other-worldly sunsets, and inky backdrops of mysterious foliage at night.  Inspired by those images, the thick humidity, and the sound of birds, I've been working on sketches for possible upcoming paintings. 

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Back to the ole drawing board...

I've nearly completed a group of paintings I'll be exhibiting in NYC in February, and have started working on some new ideas.  I began envisioning these coyotes sketches while listening to a wondrous track by dollshot

Materials include watercolor, pastels, oil sticks, gouache and oil.

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The monkey below was a favorite of mine from Indonesia.  He's already made an appearance in one of my paintings, but I decided to draw him again as if conjuring up a memory of an old friend.

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