Tag Archives: painting

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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A little bit of last night’s fun

It would have been a great time even if wine hadn’t been involved, but in this case the wine also happened to be pretty good. A few scenes from my reception for the Sky Pads exhibit last night at the … Continue reading

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Attitude

I thought the last pair of draft horses in harness that I painted were incredibly complicated (see them here) and felt like it took an eternity to paint them. The new pair, part of a four-horse hitch at the Michigan … Continue reading

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