Oil Painting

Holding Hands

Original Oil Painting

12″x9″ panel

This painting was completed using a subtractive technique referred to as a “lift out.” It is done by applying a thin layer of paint, called a wash, and then using a brush to remove or “lift out” the highlighted areas of the image.

Acrylic Painting



Acrylic on canvas panel

This was among my first acrylic paintings. After winning a third-place prize at an art show, it went relatively unnoticed hanging amidst the other paintings in my studio gallery. Then Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” debuted in theatres. It got a lot of attention after that. I guess it was just a little ahead of its time.