||Travel photo of the month*
||Q: When you left the Navy you worked on commission as a portrait artist. Why don’t you accept commissions now?
||Pearls from artists* # 84
||Q: How do you begin a photograph?
||Q: At the end of last Saturday’s (September 28th) post you mentioned something called, “Esala Perahera.” What is that?
||Q: Would you speak about the practical realities – time and expenses – involved in making your pastel-on-sandpaper paintings? What might people be surprised to learn about this aspect of art-making?
||Q: Your pastel-on-sandpaper paintings are very labor intensive. Do you typically have just one in progress at any given time?
||Q: How do you decide on the titles for your pastel paintings?
||Q: Why do you need to use a photograph as a reference source to make a pastel painting?
||Q: The handmade frames on your large pastel-on-sandpaper paintings are quite elaborate. Can you speak more about them?