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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Untitled Pumpkin

Untitled
8x10
Oil
Great day with some art friends! Some of my friends are oil painters and are helping me out in my first oil endeavor ever. My pumpkin is a little miss shaped at this point but I like how it's going. So far I've only used an palette knife. I love how the paint goes on like butter. I'm also working on this same pumpkin in colored pencil so maybe you'll see a comparison later.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Color Pencil Basics Workshop

I had a great bunch of ladies and one gentleman, who couldn't make the last class because of illness, attend my Color Pencil Basics Workshop. We worked hard once a week for 4 weeks to create some wonderful art!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Feathers


11x14
Colored Pencil 
on Watercolor paper






 So this was a two year adventure! I would work on it then put it away then work on it for two years. It was always lurking there in my studio mocking me.  Finally I decided it was either me or the painting! Why couldn't I finish it? I needed to answer this. I REALLY asked myself this and made myself think.  One it was too big for a color pencil painting. It's original size was 18 x 24. Then there was the matter of things shouldn't be dead center and although this looks to be dead center it was a hair off. This BUGGED me. I tackled the first problem which fixed the second. In the last pic you can see that I chopped it up. Yep, sliced and diced it into something more manageable and not so much of a bullseye. That seems like a scary thing to do but as I said, "I was either me or the painting."  The final piece is now a respectable 11 x 14 and color pencil artist can achieve.

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I'm an amateur artist just having fun! I love to see how others create art so I decided to create a blog of my works in progress.