Category Archives: photography challenges

18 down, ? to go

Finished this one a couple of days ago but let it sit just to “make sure”. Then photographed it last night. I had a lot of trouble getting rid of the shiny glare until I remembered that I neglected to … Continue reading

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Meet me in St. Louis

I was “gone” from WordPress last week because I accepted an invitation from my best friend in grade school to visit her in St. Louis where we had spent our childhood. I took Amtrak from Chicago, which was a lot … Continue reading

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Two steps forward, one step back

Sky Pads #18 is waiting while its base layer of poured paint is getting good and dry. In the meantime, I’m working on the drawing, waiting for the paint on the framing material for #17 to dry, and took the … Continue reading

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Some day in a nearby gallery…

My frustration at photography is increasing exponentially. I have very strict parameters for photographing my work, I have used them consistently, but the results are deteriorating. Or else it’s just what I posted a while back–that this particular painting is … 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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Number 3 in the start gate

Yes, I know “start gate” is a silly metaphor for a house, but I stand by my contention that “house” is only one letter away from “horse” and therefore I should be able to use it with equine abandon. I … Continue reading

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Short and sweet

Several more layers on this one, especially on the tree trunks and the house. Tree trunks probably have four layers–took that many to get a good “bark” look. Will be tackling the foliage next. I visited the cottage a few … Continue reading

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