Tag Archives: artist challenges

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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First EmyLou, now just Lou

A couple of posts back I showed you EmyLou. I can now reveal–since the gift”er” can’t seem to wait until Christmas to hand over presents to her gift”ees”–the first painting in my previous post A Pair of Puzzles.  This painting … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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