Category Archives: painting techniques

Early surprise

My last post I mentioned that I had three commissions I couldn’t show you. One of the surprise recipients got her painting early, so I’m happy to show you Emylou. I like this one so much I really didn’t want … Continue reading

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I won something… and it wasn’t a raffle

Yesterday was an annual event in Elkhart, Indiana called the Taste of the Gardens. The gardens in question are the Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Lots of good food, lots of live music, and 60 artist/craft vendors including yours truly. I signed … Continue reading

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Time flies

Wow, look at the date on my last Sky Pads post! I can’t believe it’s been almost a month that this one has been sitting around waiting for me. The background color in this photo is way different from the … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just can’t wait

I haven’t finished 18’s predecessor yet but I couldn’t wait to start the next one because… Mainly the weather. I was hoping to get the same background effect as #17, so I had to take into account all the conditions … Continue reading

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Speechless…(almost)

I know those of you who are regular readers are probably on the edge of your seats wondering if I’m going to obliterate all that lovely background. Nope. I haven’t touched it yet except to put some lily silhouettes on … Continue reading

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Poured paint surprise for Sky Pads 17

One of, or probably the main, reason I love pouring a layer of transparent paint on a blank canvas is just to see what happens if I leave it alone after it hits the surface. I have never had this … Continue reading

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Sweet Sixteen part 3

The lily pads amazingly enough still look like they’re sort of “flying” over the background. I was hoping to keep that effect rather than having them blend into the surface texture like the previous paintings in this series have portrayed … Continue reading

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