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Making Small Pictures of Seashells

Making pictures, as in to form, shape, bring about or create a picture.  Small Studies. It’s the season of “smalls” – that is drawing small studies on a regular basis. Though, truthfully, I am working on a medium size watercolor painting in my “Three Minute Egg” series.  However it is taking a while.  And, when […]

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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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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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Hanging In There with 27 and 28

I’m thinking I’m finally getting the point of this exercise.  Right about now, I’m figuring I need to do about 2 maybe 300 more of these, along with my regular painting.  I’m revealing to myself just how much there is to learn about painting.  Thank goodness there is so much to be learned.  Wouldn’t it […]

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Broken Seashells and a Box (24 of 37 in 37)

I’ve switched back to working with my seashells and a box.  I have been drawing seashells and boxes, so I thought I would be consistent and paint them too.  I was thinking that all this drawing and painting of the same subject would make life easier…but it doesn’t yet.  Or, at least it doesn’t feel […]

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