In the Studio This Week – Portraits, Spray Paint, and Collage
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In the Studio This Week – Portraits, Spray Paint, and Collage

In the studio this week, I worked on finishing the portrait from last week. I named her “Greta Grunge.” My husband thinks she looks like Eliza Doolittle from “My Fair Lady.” I then ventured into using spray paint and deriving an image out of the mess. Finally, I started on another portrait, this time using…

In the Studio This Week – Continuation of a Theme with Mixed-Media
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In the Studio This Week – Continuation of a Theme with Mixed-Media

In the studio this week I started the next section of The Mastery Program, moving into mixed media, a technique I thought I was comfortable in. I completed (?) two paintings and decided to stay with a continuing theme of using horses as reference material. I completed week 18 of the Mastery Program. By the…

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 – 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…