Monthly Archives: May 2014

Clay Vases

I spent the day in the studio, and took a break from painting.  I’ve decided to try to make some vases for the Art Show that I’m in in July, but yikes, it took me FOREVER to make two little … Continue reading

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Fish 4 – Done

Boy, this black scibbly outline thing is just magic.  I still wasn’t too sure about this piece, then I added the outline, and Voila!  Just Love It!!  I won this fight!

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Fish 4 – I’m having issues!!!

Gah, I always have such GOOD advice to give other people when I’m teaching painting, and yet, I don’t abide by it myself.  My intent for the fourth fish was to continue with the Pink/Orange palette, but have an orange’ish … Continue reading

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Turtle 2 – Done

Yowza, another one done.  I am learning so much as I’m doing an image more than once.  On this piece, I had painted the entire turtle “shape”, as opposed to painting within a platelet.  Turns out that this is NOT … Continue reading

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Turtle 1 – Done! Turtle 2 – Begun

Well, I’m calling this one Done! Remember, this was my FIRST attempt at a turtle, and I’m doing the second one just a bit differently, as far as process goes. I find that the outlining is a bit too “busy”, with … Continue reading

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A Bit of Housekeeping…

I finally got around to cleaning up two pages on this site – Watercolors and Acrylics. A HUGE thank you to Marcia and Hector for all the time they spent taking photographs of my work!  I appreciate it SO much, … Continue reading

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Turtle 1

OK, so the next painting in this series will be a turtle.  I’m doing a practice turtle first, so I took an old canvas that had a lot of texture on it, from a multi-media piece I’d been working on.  … Continue reading

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Fish Number Three, And A Bit About The Process

One of the people who follow this blog said “…I don’t fully understand the process, but love the outcome…”.  (Yes, it makes me laugh to write ”  …one of the people….  “, like there are hundreds of thousands of faithful … Continue reading

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Fish Number Two

Here’s the second in this series.  I like this one even better than the previous one.  Again, Acrylics on 300 lb watercolor paper, 12″ x 15″.     I’m really having second thoughts about painting on watercolor paper and then … Continue reading

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Fish Painting

So, here’s one of the Fish Paintings that I’ve completed.  It’s acrylic, on 300 lb gesso’d Watercolor paper (11″ x 29″).  It’ll be mounted on cradle board.  These are in anticipation of the outdoor art show that I’m attending in … Continue reading

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Damn Tiger – Revisited

So, 5 previous posts were about a tiger’s head done in watercolors on a huge piece (30″ x 20″) of 300 lb wc paper.  One I tore up, and one had some good bits in it, but overall, neither piece was … Continue reading

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