Michael Sloan
Nimbus in Gotham
Here's my new oil painting on wood panel. It took about two months to complete this painting, working mostly at night for an hour or two at a time and listening to solo classical piano music. It's a very relaxing and meditative process for me.

What will I do with this painting? For now I'm happy seeing it hang on the wall of my son's bedroom. I might have it professionally scanned and made into limited edition prints. Perhaps I'll get a chance to exhibit it if there's ever a show with a Gotham theme.

It looks good unframed because I painted around the sides of the panel. I've spent so much money on framing art for exhibits, and I'm glad that I've finally found an aesthetically pleasing way to avoid this.
Here's a detail:

Oil on wood panel
I'm experimenting with oil paint on wood panel for the first time. I'm really enjoying the process of working slowly on a painting for a month or longer. The paint dries slowly so if I need to put things away for a few hours or overnight I can pick up where I left off and the paint and brushes are ready to use.

Painting around the edges of the panel is my way of avoiding having to frame the painting. I also like how it looks.

The Travels of Nimbus
Here's the latest illustration in my Travels of Nimbus series.

Here's the sketch:

The Boston Globe
It's always a pleasure to work for The Boston Globe, my old hometown newspaper. Here are some of my illustrations published by the Globe.
Above: Should Massachusetts legalize gambling?

Above: The joys of visiting open houses in Boston's upscale real estate market.

Above: Airplane boarding status.

Above: Where all those unwanted wedding presents and inherited gifts go.

Above: For a book review.

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