Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tribute to Neil Boyle

A tribute to a great illustrator who had a huge impact on my career choice as a commercial artist. Widely known for his vibrant impressionist oils.  During my early years, I approached Mr. Boyle at an art show and asked if he would be willing to teach at the institute I was attending. To my surprise, he agreed and I was fortunate to be one of his students. I will always remember his humor, his mentorship and most of all his kindness.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Henry O. Tanner

A tribute to a most distinguished African American (June 21, 1859 - May 25, 1937) artist of the nineteenth century. He was the first black American painter to gain international acclaim. He moved to Paris in 1891 to study, and decided to stay there, being readily accepted in French artistic circles. His painting entitled Daniel In the Lions Den was accepted into the 1896 Salon.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Sheryl With Head Scarf

When I first met my wife, she loved wearing colorful head scarfs.
I found her very attractive how the scarfs complimented her femininity. I was motivated to paint her portrait and capture her beauty and that intriguing 'Mona Lisa' smile.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

My Baby Brother

Tribute painting of my baby brother Maurice E. Lewis. He passed away on April 22nd 2013. He was a talented upcoming actor in the field of film making. He was a loving husband and father, survived two twin sons Michael and Maurice.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Sheryl With Head Scarf - Step by Step

Step by step painting process of my most recent portrait painting 'Sheryl With Head Scarf.'

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Taste Of Class

Still life painting created as an art demo for the Clovis Art Guild.
Similar setup (Touch of Brass) with glass of wine. My goal was
to create a classic setting g using a warm palette.

Touch Of Brass

Still life with brass lamp. My goal was to try and create a classic composition with a cool background. This is the first of four that I actually created using the large vase. For some reason this vase has a way of popping up as a prop in several series of these paintings.