1. I'm currently working on a painting study for a larger painting to come of Startled Bathsheba. Many versions of the Biblical figure Bathsheba are, let's be honest, figure paintings of a female nude. I'll be going in a slightly different direction by painting more of an expressive portrait of her that brings the focal point to her face. It actually won't be a nude figure at all, as you may be able to tell from the underpainting of the study above. I will be showing its progression later on.
2. My upcoming exhibition at the Plaza Latte Land is just around the corner, so I am in the process of getting paintings framed and ready for hanging. I have 10 paintings that I would like to show, provided there is room to hang them all. Several of which will be Holy Land paintings, in addition to a couple of other recent pieces including my copy of Velázquez's Infanta Margarita. The exhibition runs from May 13 - June 2 at Latte Land located on Jefferson St. at the Plaza in Kansas City.
3. Pretty soon I hope to add a "Donate" button to my blog that will appear to the side with the other links. All donations will be via PayPal, and any that I get will go strictly towards my art budget for supplies. I also hope to create a "store" of sorts if I can figure out how to do such a thing. I'm hoping it will be an easy way for everyone to see paintings I currently have for sale, and in keeping with the 21st century, help potential buyers to simply buy my "non-Ebay" work online. We'll see how it goes. One little project at a time!
4. By the way, just a refresher on ways to contact me.
Ebay: See my "Links and Resources."
And of course, you may certainly comment on any of my blog posts. But I will delete any spammy messages that have nothing to do with anything related to art. Particularly my art. :)