Tag Archives: artist challenges

Oh oh oh–so excited!

Yes, me super excited. That almost never happens. But I’m 99.9% sure this painting is complete, and I won’t even go into all the second thoughts I had about it as I was working on it which led me to … 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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Building from the ground (water?) up

Well, we don’t have a cottage yet, but the architect says we will soon. 😊 When the second half of the painting is close to done I will probably stop to see how well it melds with the first half. … Continue reading

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The (temporarily) abandoned baby

So who remembers this one–from almost a month ago??!! I didn’t completely forget about it; it was staring at me from my work table every day. But as I produce more and more of these the challenge increases to find … Continue reading

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Lucky 13 on the Ides of March?

I am so-o-o waiting for spring (or at least spring-“like”) weather so I can quit pouring turpentine-loaded paint in my basement and just let all the intoxicating fumes float to heaven outside. A lot of it found its way outside … Continue reading

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Suddenly salad…I mean…Sky Pads 12

Yes, all those carefully crafted lily pads are still underneath the top coats, but you do have to look for them. I’m just enjoying the color layers and the depth of this painting, so I hope you do too. It’s … Continue reading

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Lakota and a bunch of straight lines

Let me start by saying straight lines are not my favorite thing. So here we have a really nice-looking horse surrounded by—straight lines. My long-ago mentor used to say that you should draw everything free-hand so it looked like your … Continue reading

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