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Another from Colonial Williamsburg: Limited Reveal

I did finish another in the Colonial Williamsburg series and again, I’m just going to tease you with some progress photos and a close up or two. You’ll have to attend the show in May to see the full, finished painting. The photos above are my value block-ins. Below are close-ups of parts of the… Continue reading Another from Colonial Williamsburg: Limited Reveal

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A tidbit…

tidbit noun | \ ˈtid-ˌbit  \variants: or less commonly titbit \ ˈtit-​ˌbit  \ Definition of tidbit 1: a choice morsel of food 2: a choice or pleasing bit (as of information) This is the definition from the Merriam-Webster on-line dictionary. And while this isn’t “food” per se, it is a pleasing peek of the paintings just finished that I haven’t posted yet. The first is from… Continue reading A tidbit…

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Fast or Slow: It’s Relative

I visited my local Farmer’s Market a couple of weeks ago and ran into a number of folks who follow me on this blog, on Facebook, or Instagram and have been excited to see the Colonial Williamsburg Series continuing. I was gifted with a lot of positive feedback but one comment was repeated by a… Continue reading Fast or Slow: It’s Relative

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One Veteran to Another

I got a bit off track with posting, but the painting continues in the Williamsburg series. So, in a nutshell, here are the progress shots (I didn’t take one every single day, but you can get the idea of the steps here: The photo I took from some distance away using a long lens of… Continue reading One Veteran to Another

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Girl in the Garden

I’ve not decided on a title for this one yet, although Girl in the Garden isn’t too bad. I found her in the main vegetable garden area of Colonial Williamsburg with the regular gardener. You can see she is working with the regular gardener, but her lovely black velvet hat just seems a bit too… Continue reading Girl in the Garden

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Williamsburg Book Binder

I decided to try another Williamsburg painting from my collection of photos I took during our last few visits. This one is much more a portrait of one of the craftspersons. This is day one. I started this painting right after I completed the Fin commission and took a couple of days off after this… Continue reading Williamsburg Book Binder