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Today I’m posting two more studies of my favorite shells.  I keep finding new things to see in my collection of shells.  I have yet to paint the definitive work of my favorite shells.  So, I draw them multiple times.   The broken seashells are a bit of the natural world that I brought in […]

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Twelve Years On

Recently I purchased a book on drawing by Juliette Aristides called “Lessons in Classical Drawing”.  I am learning new things about drawing as well as revisiting techniques I already practice.  For example, I never thought of using a knitting needle to help in seeing alignment of objects or for sighting.  And, I am being deliberate […]

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Still Life Drawing of Seashells and Doll with Seashell Hat

In the last week, I have been working more deliberately.  Today’s drawing of my doll with a seashell hat took more than 35 minutes to do.  I find that both approaches to working, slow and fast, help hone my skills in the long run.   Usually what I do is set up the still life […]

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New Painting – Broken Seashells and a Knot

This is the unofficial photograph of my latest painting.   I wanted to give you a preview.   My husband and official art photographer will be doing a better quality later this year.  We usually wait until I have a handful done before we photograph artwork. In any case, the models for my latest still […]

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