Timothy Neill, CA
A formal and traditional painter in many respects, Neill blends strong technical techniques with a very contemporary eye. His oil paintings portray a contemplative mood with a strong contrast between light and dark. For portraits, Neill prefers to work from a combination of model sittings and photographic references. An initial sitting is important for drawings and composition. After some work at his studio with reference photos, another sitting from life is advised in order to ensure likeness and capture depth.