Category Archives: painting techniques

Never say die

I wasn’t impressed when I went with the first iteration of lily pads in yellow. It really looked like there was no “there” there. I consoled myself by remembering that this is what often happens on the first pass, even … Continue reading

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Jumping ahead (no, not the horsey kind)

The title of this post just came to me out of nowhere, but I had to laugh because it reminded me of what my biggest fault was when I used to jump horses–it was called “jumping ahead” and it meant … Continue reading

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The school of unintended consequences

I don’t think I could ever get anything like this again, even if $1,000,000 depended on it. Let me list the ways this thing defied me: The paint colors (blue, magenta, yellow) did not mix in any manner that I … Continue reading

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23, 1-1/2 layers and 1 month later

Because a few weeks have passed since I posted the background, I thought it might be a good idea to refresh everyone’s memory. Besides art fairs and a horse portrait and a horse show stalling things (sorry about the unintended … Continue reading

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OMG #23!

This is the first time I’ve been able to create a paint pour background that runs in two different directions. I have something special in mind for the lily pads which will accompany it but will wait for viewers telling … Continue reading

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Probably ripe (cranberry)

It was a long meditation to decide what color would work with that bit of muddy background that I started with. Below are photos from the beginning up till the one above. All that cranberry at first looked too brilliant … Continue reading

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As the “cranberries” ripen

You’ll have to take a look at my post from a couple of days ago to get the “cranberry” reference. In the meantime, I’d say the left side of the painting on the right (are we really confused now?) has … Continue reading

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