the finished work: home in 30, xoxo, 2009, oil on shaped birch panel


first sketch



my model, Phillip, designer friend across the hall


figuring out the profile


grid of the final shape


transfer to panel


cutting out the shape


cutting the backing


safety goggles!




and sand


my makeshift dustroom


and more gesso...


and more sanding...


the finished panel, ready to paint

taping the edges

home in 30, xoxo


the finished painting in the gallery window - booya!