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FILLING CANVAS

It’s my birthday. I’m old. And I got in the mood to paint because I want the white of that canvas gone. I started working on the countertop and the reflections, and then I got real motivated to get rid of that cursed blue on the wall. Oh it felt so good to finally cover […]

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BACK TO PAINTING

I jumped back into the artwork this week after a much needed break from the art mannequin. My kid and I were sick for the past 2 weeks and now that I’m feeling better I’m anxious to create. I started off with some drawing on gray toned paper, working from a photo shoot I had […]

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KEEP UNDERPAINTING FOOL!

After my last post I was thinking about what I said about painting each figure one at a time to completion, and I realized that was a bad idea. The entire point of the dead coloring stage is to get the canvas completely covered so that the white does not interfere with the judgement of […]

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TOO MUCH CHROMA

After last night’s blog post I thought to myself, “Hey – the wall should be pretty easy to fill in real quick.” So I mixed up a dark, medium, and light blue thinking it would be a nice shadow hue for the background to contrast against the skin tones. I punched it in real quick […]

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SOME TIME TO PAINT

Technically this is the third day that I have worked on the new painting (day 1 was drawing on canvas, day 2 was roughing in the body, and today was the face). I am using the same process that I used for the previous painting, which is: 1. starting with a general underpainting to try […]