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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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Its About Learning; Day 18 #30paintingsin30days Espresso Time-R Study

What I’m learning today:  how to paint with watercolors while standing at an easel.  Learning: Watercolor & Vertical Easel. Greetings!  And, may I say there is much to be learned while painting on paper held vertical by an easel.  My usual mode is more horizontal. What do you need to learn, you might ask.  How […]

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Limited Palette? Day 10 #30paintingsin30days. “Cappuccino Time-R”.

On using a limited palette, good idea or bad idea?  Or, just an idea? Intentions. Greetings!  I read an article today titled “Why Limit Your Palette?” by artist Paul Foxton of the website “Learning to See”. I took away two points from the article I’d like to explore. One is the value of challenging one’s […]

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Intentions Evolve, Cappuccino V5. Day 8 of #30paintingsin30days.

My “big idea” or intentions: use line as the dominate design feature; subordinate shape. Another Cappuccino Variation. Greetings!  Its Day 8 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios! And, its another version of my cappuccino cup and frothing pitcher.  The fun thing about working variations on a theme is that I never know […]

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Experimenting: “Cappuccino, V2”. Acrylic Study For Day 5 of #30paintingsin30days

And, for me, studies are all about experimenting!   And, experimenting leads to expanding knowledge and skill – one hopes! Greetings! It is indeed Day 5 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. Experimenting With Color. I like to study color and color meaning.   For example, in this piece I think of […]

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My Almost Annual Red And Green Complementary Color Essay

Red and Green Challenge. Every year about Christmas time, I want to write a blog posting about dealing with the complementary colors of red and green in paintings. You see, I find it a challenge to create a painting using red and green. If I’m not careful, the resulting image will look like it ought […]

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