Tag Archives: artist challenges

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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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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Newest culinary sensation–cranberry lily pads

Well, it looks a bit cranberry-like at this point but I do have a plan in mind. It just took me a really long time to come up with a plan because the oddball paint pour that turned out to … Continue reading

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Late but accounted for

This is Shadow, who is the beloved horse of my client’s sister. She loves to ride along this river path, so my task was to put together three photos to make him just happen to be there all by himself … Continue reading

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Can’t believe we’re at 20

The last time I did an extended series I wimped out at 16 paintings. I feel much more motivated about this series, probably because I still feel challenged by it too. This is a really nice subtle background. It’s a … Continue reading

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