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Now what??!!

OK, so does this look like mud or what? It just goes to show that no matter what you do, the paint seems to have the last word. This is my usual preliminary wash, this time for Sky Pads 22. … Continue reading

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“I’m Lovin’ it” (not Mickey D’s)

  This image is pretty close to reality. It always helps to be able to photograph in some good light. I mentioned earlier that I would post Sky Pads 17 side by side with this one so you can see … Continue reading

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21 taking shape

  This is basically how the painting will look. It won’t change much from here except to enhance the values between lights and darks. No new colors, just a bit more drama. Probably one more pass. Oh wait, yesterday I … Continue reading

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21, but only drinking pond water

  There was one warm-ish day a week or so ago, and I took advantage of it. Normally I pour paint washes on a really hot day, around 90F so that the pigment will pull together as the paint thinner … Continue reading

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Short things in winter

Since we’re only a few short days into January, I thought I would make a very short post about Sky Pads 20. It’s finished! That is all… Coming soon, a new pet portrait. Oh yeah, and that Portugal post I … Continue reading

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Looks promising

I blocked in some of the lights and darks on Sky Pads 20, just to keep myself from getting lost in the complicated middle left section. This one is interesting at this early stage because it reminds me of what … 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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