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CLASS DAY 1

I’m in Seattle. My legs hurt. I walked 5 hours yesterday because I was being adventurous and didn’t want to call a cab or Uber. Today was the first day of the figure oil painting class. Getting to class should have been a 20-minute walk, however dragging a suitcase and the fact that google maps […]

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READY TO SHIP

I’ve never mailed a painting before. How hard can it be? The more I thought about it, the more I realized the packaging had to be handled very carefully. I found some styrofoam from a recently delivered package and cut it up to create braces around the painting. That’s as far as I got when […]

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FIRST PAINTING COMPLETE

Finally – it’s done! My first family portrait in oil. I’m going to let it dry for a week, then I’m going to varnish it. It’s a strange feeling to have worked on something for so long and then reached the point where you say, “It’s done.” I’m still very critical. I rarely look at […]

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THE PROCESS OF CREATION

I can’t just sit down and start painting. My process doesn’t work like that. I need a goal first. The goal provides direction. Any atelier will tell you that to be a great painter, you need to have great drawing skills. Drawing develops one’s ability to see and understand form, the fall of light, and […]