Painting State of Mind

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Blog, Introducing New Work

Tom’s painting voice evolves readily to capture the essence of his subjects in these new portraits. Style ranging from gestural brush strokes to photographic realism, the details are captivating while the subjects, thought-provoking

AboutFace

“About Face”

GirlwithPinwheel

“Girl with Pinwheel”

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Tom’s process begins with drawing the composition in charcoal and underpainting to develop tones with greys and dark umbers

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Using both oils and acrylics, Tom layers and blends colors to create effects like the pinwheel in motion

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Finishing touches in the studio before the painting gets stretched

RedSky

“Red Sky”

BlueSkyBlackHorse

“Blue Sky Black Horse”

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Selected “One Hour Portraits”, 12 x 12 canvases. Time is precious with Tom relying on instinct to capture a likeness in just one hour per sitting

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A composition of 12 canvases are installed in a dental office

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Inspired by the subject of a girl holding a cupcake, Tom puts the finishing strokes on this canvas. Roxy provides her companionship in the studio

EmilywithCupcake

“Emily with Cupcake”

BlurredEmily

“Girl Undefined” Inspired by famous painter, Gerhard Richter, Tom used a soft focus photograph to capture this moment in oils