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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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Sweet sixteen

Yesterday it finally got warm enough (60 degrees) to go outside and pour some paint on the next Sky Pads canvas. It will be warm for another couple of days, which will make me a bit of a happier camper, … Continue reading

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Into the dark

Don’t say you weren’t warned! I had comments on the last post about how lovely the lightness and softness was in the early stages of this painting. I may have to go there in the next one (good thing this … Continue reading

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Allow me to mislead you

So here we have the first two passes in the ever-evolving Sky Pads series. The first one surprised me, even though I have previously poured thin paint over what now seems like countless canvases. I used paint thinner again, just … Continue reading

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Stylistic progression

I was aiming for a rendition similar to 14, but with the color intensity a bit more subdued and the technique a little subtler. I didn’t pour or splash any paint on 14 after the initial wash on the blank … Continue reading

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So, what’s the big deal about painting snow?

It took immensely longer than necessary to finish this painting because…snow. I did three different versions of the snow and the light falling on it before I finally hit on this one. I had scoured the internet looking for photos … Continue reading

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It snowed today

Well, at least on canvas. Figured I might as well continue the national stormy narrative the USA seems to have going this week. That’s kind of an Easter Egg yellow light, but as usual it’s just a base coat and … Continue reading

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