Arianna in Profile

March 6, 2018/by tja

Arianna

The first portrait to be completed while following the strict diet of "white is light", instruction on the technique courtesy of Charles Weed.
March 6, 2018/by tja

Jewel

Painting in 1995, my first attempt at a full-size nude yielded a great anecdote of a painter in need of a model.
November 2, 2017/by tja

Self-Portrait with Kingsley

A good companion to the "Self-Portrait with Armor". Both with the same hat; both under the watchful eye of the Maestro.
August 21, 2017/by tja

Self-Portrait with Armor

August 21st, 2017: I was surprised to discover this missing in the collection of Self-Portraits. Always good to be reminded of what I loved when I started, to see the distance traveled, and to note that some things haven't changed.
August 21, 2017/by tja

A Break in the Rain along the Tiber

The painting was started this past summer on a sunny July morning.…
June 4, 2017/by tja
Salome Oil Painting Full Size

Salome in Waiting

"Salome" is available for purchase, including the frame, if desired. If you are interested, please contact me.
January 4, 2017/by tja

The Dig

"Memoria" is available for purchase, including the frame, if desired. If you are interested, please contact me.
November 15, 2016/by tja

The Night Watch

"The Night Watch" is available for purchase, including the frame, if desired. If you are interested, please contact me.
October 20, 2016/by tja

Visit the Studio in VR

Be sure to watch the video on Chrome or Firefox. (It doesn't work on Safari.)
October 16, 2016/by tja

Discovery VR Atlas Italy

Thrilled to have been included in the first Discovery VR Atlas…
September 29, 2016/by tja

The Portrait of Zia Marisa

One way to limit the use of photography in the studio: draw from life, paint from the drawing.
July 22, 2016/by tja

Portrait of Joseph P. Allen IV Gifted to DePauw University

The portrait will hang in a hall of the beautiful Julian Science and Mathematics center. Many thanks to my Dad, my Uncle, Maestro, and the organizers at DePauw.
June 30, 2016/by tja

Photos from the Opening of “The Night Watch” on Facebook

View the gallery of images on my public Facebook page.
June 2, 2016/by tja

The Night Watch – Solo Exhibition – Opening Night, Saturday, May 21st

Update: a private viewing of the paintings is possible from July…
May 1, 2016/by tja

Odyssey’s End

 
November 7, 2015/by tja

Head Studies: 2005 – 2006

All made in the early days of 'the dungeon'.
November 7, 2015/by tja

The Turpin Family

November 7, 2015/by tja

Figure Drawings: 2007 – 2008

November 7, 2015/by tja

Some Portrait Studies: 2007 – 2009

The subjects: Stefania, Neil, Elizabeth, Paula and Marcello.…
November 7, 2015/by tja

Sepia and Watercolor in Puglia from 2010

November 7, 2015/by tja

Watercolors from the Grand Canyon

I'm finally getting around to bringing over all remaining images…
November 7, 2015/by tja

Painting En Plein Air with Julian Merrow-Smith

October 27, 2015/by tja

Portrait of Saga alla Prima

Those of you with me for Figure Drawing on Thursdays at the…
August 7, 2015/by tja

Sunset at Rocca Calascio

Made in June, 2013 during a weekend painting workshop in Rocca…
April 4, 2015/by tja

Portrait Study of Raffaella

April 4, 2015/by tja

The Duchess

The Duchess was pre-selected for the National Gallery…
November 15, 2014/by tja

The Portrait of Andreina

October 23, 2014/by tja

Three-Hour Figure Studies from 2013

The following works were made as demonstrations during my 3-hour…
October 23, 2014/by tja

Self-Portrait at Age 43

October 22, 2014/by tja

Portrait of Arianna: A Seven-Hour Portrait from Life

June 21, 2014/by tja

Graduate Show – 1998

A mix of media from the show.
May 15, 2014/by tja

Portrait of Arianna

Watch a time-lapse video of the seven-hour, three-day pr…
May 9, 2014/by tja

Return to Olympus

Time again with Odd in Norway.
March 11, 2014/by tja

Emanuela

November 9, 2013/by tja

Figure Drawing Highlights: 2013

November 9, 2013/by tja

Water and Graphite, Volume II: Figure Studies

Highlights from 2013
November 9, 2013/by tja

Portrait of My Uncle, Joseph P. Allen IV

My third attempt at the BP National Portrait Gallery competition…
October 22, 2013/by tja

Roman Sky

August 9, 2013/by tja

Figure Drawing Diary

A nearly unabridged collection of figure drawings that spans my entire career: from 1991 to present. Pictured left, an image from my life drawing experience at the Royal Academy in London in January of 2012. Many thanks to Julie Jackson.
July 15, 2013/by tja

Head Studies from 2013

The following works were made as demonstrations during my 3-hour…
June 1, 2013/by tja

Song for the Dying Fish

March 19, 2013/by tja

Copying Van Dyck

A quick step-by-step on how I went about copying this gem, located in the National Gallery in London.
December 21, 2012/by tja

Netherland: Behind the Scenes

Watch a time-lapse video on the evolution of "Netherland."
December 20, 2012/by tja

Netherland

News Update, June 2013

Netherland was pre-selected for the for…
December 19, 2012/by tja

Giulia with an Earring

Made during a PADASOR portrait painting class.
November 9, 2012/by tja

Portrait of Beatrice

September 9, 2012/by tja

Portrait of a Young Italian

June 12, 2012/by tja

Self-Portrait at Age 42: A Caravaggio Palette

This is a self-portrait that I did during the course Caravaggio…
June 12, 2012/by tja

Three Self-Portraits: Three Ways to Paint

Control your edges to find the air.
May 12, 2012/by tja

Cleopatra

 




The time that passed from start to finish was…
February 12, 2012/by tja

Copying Velázquez in the National Gallery

A gallery of images + a link to the notes I took before, during and after the experience....
January 12, 2012/by tja

Painting On Site

 
December 9, 2011/by tja

Water and Graphite, Volume I

My experiments with water-soluble graphite in 2011 were a joyful surprise...
December 1, 2011/by tja

Knight in an Evening Landscape

My second attempt at the National Portrait Gallery competition,…
November 9, 2011/by tja

Pontifex Maximus: Drawings of the Bridges in Rome

October 12, 2011/by tja

Copying Velázquez: Philip IV In Studio

Prior to traveling to the National Gallery in London to copy…
September 26, 2011/by tja

View of the Caffarella

August 23, 2011/by tja

The Temple

Tempio I, Oil on Paper
Tempio II, Oil on Paper
Tempio…
August 1, 2011/by tja

Villas of Rome, Volume II

August 1, 2011/by tja

A Study of “Hauding”

 
July 26, 2011/by tja

Self-Portrait: Whistler

March 19, 2011/by tja

Giulia a Riposo

November 9, 2010/by tja

Self-Portrait, 2010

November 9, 2010/by tja

Head Study of Giulia

 

 


A head study made during the course The…
November 6, 2010/by tja

Sundown: Landscapes of Rome and Puglia

July 15, 2010/by tja

Sketches of Rome in Sepia

July 11, 2010/by tja

View from Fara in Sabina

 
July 11, 2010/by tja

Timeless Proportions: Figure Drawing in the Museums of Rome

Titles, from top, left to right:

Palazzo Altemps,…
June 12, 2010/by tja

Villas of Rome, Volume I

All paintings made in the Summer of 2010 during a painting…
June 10, 2010/by tja

View of Paris

A footnote to my stay with Odd: the view of "Paris," his summer studio, as seen at night through the glass door of his winter studio.
January 20, 2010/by tja

Disarm

Of all the paintings made during my three week stay with Odd Nerdrum in his Studio in Norway in January of 2010, this one is the best.
January 19, 2010/by tja

Drawing Odd Nerdrum Painting

A collection of drawings made during my stay with Odd Nerdrum in January, 2010.
January 19, 2010/by tja

View of the Atlantic

One of the many drawings made during my three week stay with Odd Nerdrum in his Studio in Norway in January of 2010.
January 18, 2010/by tja

Self-Portrait in Leather Cap with Jawbones

One of the many paintings made during my three week stay with Odd Nerdrum in his Studio in Norway in January of 2010.
January 18, 2010/by tja

Portrait of Kaja

One of the many paintings made during my three week stay with Odd Nerdrum in his Studio in Norway in January of 2010.
January 16, 2010/by tja

Portrait of Sandra

One of the many paintings made during my three week stay with Odd Nerdrum in his Studio in Norway in January of 2010.
January 15, 2010/by tja

Self-Portrait in Goat Skin Vest

One of the many paintings made during my three week stay with Odd Nerdrum in his Studio in Norway in January of 2010.
January 14, 2010/by tja

Il Giovane di Memorosa

Graphite on paper of an original charcoal on colored paper drawing (artist unknown) made in Norway.
January 10, 2010/by tja

Copy of Michelangelo: The Portrait of Andrea Quaratesi

 
December 29, 2009/by tja

Self-Portrait in the Bowels of Rome

Sometimes the only thing to do is hold on to those that keep…
November 9, 2009/by tja

The Portrait of Anna

October 31, 2009/by tja

Drawing Rome from Castel Sant’Angelo

In the summer of 2008 I and Edmund Sullivan developed for Context…
September 12, 2009/by tja

Pages from a Roman Summer Sketchbook

Drawings from from my summer sketchbook of 2009; made while teaching…
August 12, 2009/by tja

Figure Studies in Watercolor: Highlights from 2008 – 2009

April 9, 2009/by tja

The Portrait of Marcello Barbanera

One of several nice portraits to emerge from the bunker studio years, 2005 to 2010.
April 7, 2009/by tja

Three Sisters

A comment carried over from the old website:
Kareen…
January 29, 2009/by tja

Drawing with Morley

In the Spring of 2008 I had the great pleasure to accompany…
April 2, 2008/by tja

Dad Playing Sudoku Facing Left

A comment carried over from the old website:
Rebecca T.…
January 11, 2008/by tja

Dad Playing Sudoku Facing Right

 


This painting was taken to London and presented…
January 10, 2008/by tja

The Portrait of Elizabeth Cardinale

 
November 29, 2007/by tja

Fayum Portrait of Silvia

 
October 31, 2007/by tja

Eclisse

 



Begun at the start of 2006, completed in the Fall…
October 8, 2007/by tja

Macbethian

October 7, 2007/by tja

The Portrait of Neil Hunter

 
August 29, 2007/by tja

Portrait of Stefania

Comment carried over from the old website:
Urszula wrote:
Hi…
May 21, 2007/by tja

Self-Portrait

April 7, 2007/by tja

Lungotevere: Paintings and Drawings Along the Tiber

"Along the Tiber I" and "Along the Tiber II," collection…
November 9, 2006/by tja

The Portrait of Angela Provenzano

 
October 29, 2006/by tja

The Great Eye Still Cannot See Itself

January 7, 2006/by tja