Garth

Garth

16 x 16 Oil on canvas. The final piece for my chair series. My friend Tony was generous enough to lend me his husband, Garth for an afternoon to pose for this. Garth is an RMRL model alum and complete professional! I lit him with a single light source using some red and violet gels giving him a pinkish hue overall.

Ken

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16 x 16 oil on canvas. Today I finished this portrait of everyone’s (or at least my) favorite Philly bartender; Ken McConaghy! I posed him in my large office chair and lit him from a single light source with some blue and orange gels. Huge thanks to Ken for his willingness to pose!

Dave

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16×16 oil on canvas. My latest painting is a portrait of everyone’s favorite coach/gay uncle/friend Dave Cobb! I experimented using red and green gels over a single light source to add some additional color. Praise goes to Dave for being patient while I worked out my concept!

Titans (Bear Mythology)

 

My titan series is a throwback to oil paintings depicting Greek myths with idealized bodies. I wanted to create paintings showing my vision of the ideal male form and used my friends and acquaintances from the bear community as models. In addition I designed a couple minimalist line art tattoos to help illustrate the story of each titan, who they are and what they represent.