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Ballerina's Day 2

As you saw from my last post, I spent the first day (well, actually the second if you give me a day to choose the reference photo and makes notes and sketches about any composition changes and enlarging the photo) transferring the photo with my notes to tracing paper. I also stained the canvas. In… Continue reading Ballerina's Day 2

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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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Building Suspense: Motivation to See it in Person

Most folks know I will be in a 2-artist show at the Stewart Gallery in Gloucester, VA opening on May 1, 2020. I have posted, so far, all of my paintings as they have been completed and in many cases included progress shots. But, after thinking about this and talking to other artists, I realized… Continue reading Building Suspense: Motivation to See it in Person

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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