In the Studio This Week – Harsh Reality!
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In the Studio This Week – Harsh Reality!

In the studio this week I was faced with harsh reality – doing a self-portrait! Although I’ve done several portraits in the past, including some whimsical ones of me, I had never really done any that were focused on painting me exactly as I look – no makeup or “airbrushing” the flaws. Facial Features The…

In the Studio This Week – Alla Prima Limited Palettes and a Cute Sketch
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In the Studio This Week – Alla Prima Limited Palettes and a Cute Sketch

In the studio this week, I amazed myself with “completing” three Alla Prima limited palette paintings and a sketch from the Kaleidoscope 2023 course. I was amazed because it was Thanksgiving holiday, I had company for a few days, and didn’t feel well for a good part of the time. The Alla Prima painting concept…

In the Studio This Week – Flashback to the 60s and Dustin Hoffman
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In the Studio This Week – Flashback to the 60s and Dustin Hoffman

Time in the studio this week was limited as I was away from the studio for two days and felt like I lost my motivation a bit. I am behind in the Master Program by about a week and a half, leaving me feeling a little anxious. Thanksgiving in the US is coming up as…

In The Studio This Week – Birds and Doodles
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In The Studio This Week – Birds and Doodles

In the studio this week, I continued with The Mastery Program lessons. This week’s module focused on mark making on a variety of surfaces. I chose two different birds as reference photos for two of the projects. I seem to be drawn (pun intended) to birds. The last lesson was a large-scale doodle. I was…

In the Studio This Week – Small-Scale Realism and a Rainbow Pegasus
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In the Studio This Week – Small-Scale Realism and a Rainbow Pegasus

Time in the studio this week was limited, but I tried to finish the Milan Art Institute Section and have some fun with art as well. I spent too much time in car dealerships and then ended up being ill for a few days, something I certainly couldn’t afford at the time. I will be…

In the Studio This Week – Portraits and Learning How to Drive (Again)
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In the Studio This Week – Portraits and Learning How to Drive (Again)

In the studio this week, I was focused on a couple of portraits, but also distracted by trying to resolve my traffic citation from the accident I was in nearly three weeks ago. I decided to take the Defensive Driving course and that way the wreck wouldn’t show up against my driving record. It was…

In the Studio This Week – Perspectives (Ugh!)
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In the Studio This Week – Perspectives (Ugh!)

In the studio this week, I focused exclusively on the Milan Art Institute lessons. This week was entirely about perspective and cityscapes. My husband has been encouraging me to do city scenes so I thought this would be a good opportunity to practice. Reference Photo Selection The program offered several different scenes to use as…

In the Studio This Week – A Magical Equine and Gesture Drawings and Self-Doubt
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In the Studio This Week – A Magical Equine and Gesture Drawings and Self-Doubt

In the studio this week, I focused exclusively on the Milan Art Institute lessons as I’m trying to get ahead of the syllabus schedule. That and all the little life annoyances that have recently cropped up in my life. I had some ups and downs both in my artistic growth and my personal challenges. The…

In the Studio This Week – Still Life Two Ways and an Owl, plus a Wreck!
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In the Studio This Week – Still Life Two Ways and an Owl, plus a Wreck!

In the studio this week, the Mailan Art Institute Mastery Program art school had a scheduled break. I was about a week behind and used this time to catch up. I also had signed up for the taster sessions for Lifebook 2024. This is another course offered by the amazing Tamara LaPorte of Willowing.org. I…