That is a Good Looking Wall

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This is my wall art Arts of Snohomish.

I love it.

Each painting is around $150. Most are unframed oil originals on canvas painted within the last two months.

I’m proud to notice that I have painted glass, an explosion, a glacier, weather, water, electrical cords, perspective on a bookshelf, horsey love, running, people, and running horses in battle. That’s a challenging lineup, fueled by what I like, and it is keeping me learning. 

Below the originals are prints and they’re around $15.

Big news: my Aunt Is letting me borrow her Xena armour for Seattle Art Battle! 

To get ready, I need to learn to paint from memory. Crap. My specialty is examining, measuring, and matching. I’m a left brain artist.  

So, I’m going to start practicing today. This is the picture I think I can do from memory in 20 minutes. It has to be in acrylic, and that’s new for me too. It’s not as moveable on the canvas. 

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Art Battle Seattle here I come!

April 11th at the Rebar in Downtown Seattle at 6:30pm, I am competing in Art Battle Seattle! 

I asked my Aunt Kathy if I could borrow her Xena costume. That would be amazing. Aunt Kathy is my main supporter for painting. She got me started, has commissioned me six times, hosted me every summer since the 6th grade, and taught me everything I know about being cool. 

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Here’s what I’m currently working on: 

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Layer 2 of Finnegan. 

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Layer 2 of Penny.

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Layer 1 still of Bummy’s Dad.

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Layer 1. This one is called, “Jon Fuckin Snow”.

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Layer 3? It’s not going so well, but I won’t let anyone down. 

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Here’s after some more work. 

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Layer 1 and probably done. 

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Kept going. Maybe this is done. 

 

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Layer 1 Finnegan on a Table. 

 

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Layer 1 Finnegan in a box.  

I’m a bit lazy and used the brush for all of these paintings. 

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That is kelp. I think this makes 9 paintings I’m working on right now. 

Three Works in Progress

Yesterday, I started these three paintings while working at Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 

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Layer 1 for my Great Aunt Bummy. This is her dad.

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Layer 1 for my husband’s cousin. This is her dog, Penny. 

Layer 1 for my friend Sara. She lost her wonderful cat, Finnegan recently. 

Layer 1 for my friend Sara. She lost her wonderful cat, Finnegan recently. 

They are secret paintings. I don’t think they follow me, so I think it won’t spoil the surprise if I post them here.

It turns out that I won’t be studying art in Hungary after all. Paying for it was a bit sketchy, so I decided to pull out. Is that expression sexual? Ew. 

My new plan to improve is to copy The Greats. So, I’m going to try to paint the Mona Lisa. That’s my favorite. Maybe I can make her even better.  

Thank you!

Thanks to the very cool people I got to meet today. I got the great honor of selling three paintings today. 

Here is my current wall and my new paintings now signed:  

 

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I might try this one again on a larger canvas to get more details possible. 

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Gum Wall, Pogo Ball, Horse Eye

I finished 3 today:

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Gum Wall, Seattle Pike’s Place Market. I used acrylic first and then oil on top. I painted it in one day and it took about six hours.

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Gum Wall again, farther back. 

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Ode to my Pogo Ball is the name of this one. I’ve had this image in my mind for a long time. I can’t remember if the squares are white with turquoise background or turquoise with white background. Anyone know? I can’t find an example online yet and have been searching for years on ebay.

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This took four sessions. I finally had luck when I used a little yellow and worked on a dry canvas.  

Art Battle Seattle

I’m here as a Wild Card Hopeful. My name is in a hat. I was painting all day in preparation for this. I learned about Art Battles yesterday, signed up, got in for free, switched from oil to acrylic, bought acrylic paint for the first time, and tried to get back into painting abstract. That’s how I got my start, so maybe this is possible. Is it okay if I dance? Can I used my body? Can I paint the back of my painting? Can I throw my painting like a power slide? 

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Here I am using my hair to paint. 

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