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Keeping those resolutions
This was exactly the kind of week I wrote about in my post on resolutions — my youngest had an emergency appendectomy on Monday throwing our lives into a swirl of stress and chaos. Luckily we caught it in time … Continue reading
I’m a bit late posting my sketch this week because I have been playing around with drawing skiing penguins and they are not quite ready to go on the blog. And I haven’t really had as much time to sketch as I would like this week. Gotta work on actually prioritizing those priorities!
I was flipping through the sketchbook and remembered doing this back in October. I’m pretty happy with how it came out:
I also did a miniature that I am even more happy with:
This is acrylic paint over gesso on a scrabble tile.
That’s pretty much how I feel right now. It seems life keeps throwing one curve ball after another — apocalyptic snow, weeks of cleaning brush, sick kids, Thanksgiving. And now I have the horrible cold that is making the rounds. … Continue reading
Garlic – DPW 10 Minute Challenge
The DPW Challenge was to paint the same subject quickly, multiple times.
Each painting is about 4″ square. With only 10 minutes per painting, I was forced to mix colors quickly and leave things when they were not coming out right.
These are my two favorites. The one on the right, especially, came out looking 3 dimensional.
I added the shadows in the last few seconds and they look awful… have to work on that.
I’ve been avoiding the Daily Paintworks challenges because I am intimidated by the skill level of those who respond to them… but I’ve decided to have a go this week’s challenge since I am struggling to understand composition. Having no … Continue reading
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Getting my sea legs back
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