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Continuity; Day 30 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Pitcher & Cup

Continuity, as in an ongoing flow of work.  Its all part of a bigger picture! Day 30!  Closing or Opening? Greetings!  With today’s painting I arrive at the end of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios.  And, yet, it feels more like an opening rather than a closing of my work. Open To […]

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Continuity, as in an ongoing flow of work.  Its all part of a bigger picture! Day 30!  Closing or Opening? Greetings!  With today’s painting I arrive at the end of …

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Triad: Cappuccino Time-R V10; Day 29 #30paintingsin30days

Triad or three; which, in this case, involves the three primary colors. Triad:  Yellow, Red And Blue. Greetings!  Its Day 29 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studio. …

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Triad or three; which, in this case, involves the three primary colors. Triad:  Yellow, Red And Blue. Greetings!  Its Day 29 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studio.  I must be wildly ecstatic because today’s painting is, in a word, WILD! Or maybe, “Cappuccino Time-R V10” is just wildly colorful.  And, yet, I […]

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Persistence; Stacked Espresso Cups V2, Day 28 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge

Persistence; that is to say sticking with this challenge to the end! Gray Day; Stacked Espresso Cups. Greetings. I sit here in my studio/kitchen/office and wonder what I might write …

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The Plunge; Day 27 #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Stacked Cups

Plunge, as in just go for it; dive in and give your all. Painting Is Like Taking A Plunge. Greetings!  As I near the end of #30paintingsin30days challenge, I find myself thinking about painting and taking plunges.  And,  it all applies to a painting about stacked espresso cups. Conversation With Dad. What?  To explain, I […]

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Finding My “MO”; 3 Studies : Days 24, 25 & 26 of #30paintingsin30days

MO:  Modus Operandi, that is to say one’s artistic style or approach. Three Challenge Paintings. Greetings!  Its Day 26 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. With today’s painting I’m including the work from the last two days.  And, as I look at the paintings and see the different styles, I wonder about […]

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Blogging and Painting: Day 23 Espresso Time-R V3, #30paintingsin30days

Blogging; it just occurred to me that this challenge has been almost as much about writing these blog post as it has been about painting.  That is, at least for me. Day 23:  “Espresso Timer-V3”. Greetings!  Welcome to day 23 of #30paintingsin30days.  And, for today, I present another version of “Espresso Time-R”.  This time, the […]

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Surprise! Frothing Pitcher & Espresso Cups; Day 22 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge.

Surprise – as in something unexpected. Different Intentions… Greetings!  Yes, today’s painting is a bit of a surprise to me! To explain, my intention was to create a painting with my frothing pitcher, espresso cup and timer.  I had an image in my mind as I started drawing with the paint brush on my paper. […]

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Center Of Interest: Day 21 Cappuccino V9 #30paintingsin30days

Center of interest – that is the area that I would like you to look at in a drawing or painting.  Put another way, it attracts your attention. “Cappuccino V9”. Greetings!  And, here we are at day 21 of #30paintingsin30days!  Add to that the ninth cappuccino study!  Is it getting to feel routine to you? […]

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