Busy Bee

Here is my new wall. Freshly curated a week later. I’m working on six paintings right now. I have the extreme honor of painting loved ones: friends, pets, passed significant others, and grandchildren. I love getting to paint the details that might capture a soul. 

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I cheated with a projector, but I have to hurry. Everything is due before Christmas. 

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Day 1 Henry

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Day 2 Henry, Day 1 cat and chain saw portrait.  

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Phil and Chris

Here is my work so far on this double portrait surrounded by PNW scenery. I combined old and new pictures of Phil and Chris to get this look. Basically, I kept their faces and changed their hair. Hopefully, it’s accurate.

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Challenges are:

1. How do I combine the two scenes in the center? Add the snowy mountain on top and a sliver of green? 

2. Letting a layer of paint dry. If I don’t do this, I easily ruin the painting by not being specific enough. 

 

Go me! I paint all day every day. I am looking forward to painting my nephew Henry while I wait for this layer to dry. 

 

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I didn’t get to Henry. I decided to power through.  My goal is to finish the tight side and bring out light orange into the grass to tie the left sky together. I was painting from my creative side of the brain today. I usually just use my eyes. I’ll have compare the water between today and yesterday to see if that was not a good isea.

Two Doggies Done

Kona

 I’m going to fix her nose and close leg, darken the background, and add yellow rose paper on the frame’s back.   Here it is:

I’m going to fix her nose and close leg, darken the background, and add yellow rose paper on the frame’s back. 

Here it is:

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MoeMoe  

 I’ll frame and deliver this soon.  

I’ll frame and deliver this soon.  

 These ones will be a challenge, but I love painting faces. I have to figure out how to paint a more recent haircut on on old picture. I might have to either paint his face old because of the different angle of the reference photo.

These ones will be a challenge, but I love painting faces. I have to figure out how to paint a more recent haircut on on old picture. I might have to either paint his face old because of the different angle of the reference photo.

Upcoming projects: Cannon Beach Home and Abroad Show, my nephew, Henry, and Game of Thrones paintings for Con of Thrones. 

Great Day

Outdoor lighting before the gloss on the puddle.  Would adding gloss ruin it?

 I will fix the light posts and the light green blobs in the upper right tree. 

I will fix the light posts and the light green blobs in the upper right tree. 

Indoor lighting: 

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Grilla Bites hung my painting! 

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I painted greyscale to make a temporary tattoo and here it is so far. I’m hoping to be a vendor again at Con of Thrones in Nashville in July. 

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