NYC Film and Music Video Director

oil painting

Books Painting

Books, painted from life from my book collection. This was one that literally consumed my life for a few months. I could get to doing about 4-5 books a day, getting up at 5am so that I could paint only using natural light coming in through my window. I painted each by holding the book in my hand, and you can see some marks or shadows where my thumb was Read More

Men

Men, oil on canvas, 16ft x 9.5 ft Painted from life, I would trace the body with a long handled brush, then have them stand to the side as I painted their full body portraits Sargent-style, backing up 15-20 feet, then running up to the canvas to make one or two marks. Each portrait took about 3 hours.  

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cooper union architecture

Collection of Architects

I painted portraits from life of every member of one architecture class at the Cooper Union. Each portrait took an average of 1.5 hours, all oil on canvas. The portraits were given to the architects after the show. BIG thanks go to Mark Ressl for coordinating and scheduling EVERYONE in his class during finals to come and pose for me. I’m told that these photos were taken during an architecture Read More

lee milby

Painting Studies

 

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