Stamina!

I’m at the beginning of Day 2 of this large painting. Right now I’m trying to identify the vanishing point exactly. 

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 How brave am I! How many artists would mess up their work to figure out something that they knew wasn’t quite right? All the good ones lol.  

How brave am I! How many artists would mess up their work to figure out something that they knew wasn’t quite right? All the good ones lol.  

Every painting is a puzzle. There’s always going to be a new part that takes figuring out. 

I start with negative space, then lights and darks, then whatever helps the illusion.  

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Does the right tree look better? Hopefully that’s the right direction. The original picture’s tree is more spindly. 

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Adding soft white, looking at a small image for thr big picture concepts like lights n darks n shapes.

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Adding naples yellow, transparent red oxide, and mars black. The black on the bottom was too soon, but I fix it all.

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This is the end of week 1. I should finish next week if I work all day every day. 

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Fixing a lot on the left. 

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Fixed all parts. Now waiting for it to dry. I’ll add a gloss finish on the wet parts. I will fix the two trees on the right top and bottom. They are pretty tricky. 

Doggies

Here are two dogs I’m working on. Here’s Day 2: 

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Kona

 MoeMoe

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Big Project!

I got a large commission on Etsy! This is a dream come true. This is a large canvas at 36x48”. Here is day 1:

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October Art

Here are 3 of my upcoming projects:

 I melded two faces at different angles and ages for the person on the left’s portrait. I’ll be adding an elk, Mt. Rainier, and buoys in the Puget Sound around them. 

I melded two faces at different angles and ages for the person on the left’s portrait. I’ll be adding an elk, Mt. Rainier, and buoys in the Puget Sound around them. 

Here is my current wall at Arts of Snohomish: 

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Here is what I hope to paint for Cannon Beach Gallery:

 I’ll probably start with the snowman, then GoT scene, books, wildlife, seaweed/jellyfish, and then microscope photography. 

I’ll probably start with the snowman, then GoT scene, books, wildlife, seaweed/jellyfish, and then microscope photography. 

I do have to hunker down and paint a ton for Con of Thrones soon. Hopefully I get accepted next month as a vendor! 

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I painted some Grey Scale and submitted it to make into tattoos.  People can put it on their under arm like Jorah. 

Rhododendron Nest Complete

I finished! Yayyyyy! 

I painted in memory of my dad painting the Shelton Methodist Church while my sister and I perched in their rhododendrons and quoted Sword in the Stone. “Who who? What what?”

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I’m going to apply to sell this one at the Cannon Beach Gallery.

Nest

Here’s my progress today. I work on it until I cannot get it any better. I highly recommend this because no one’s opinion can hurt, or help, when they comment on it. Bravery to make your best and that’s your armor. Artistry for the Brave!

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Two days later: 

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