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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Rockport WIP

This is a quick 1 hour sketch of a Rockport harbor. I will be continuing on to a finished painting

15x11" on burgandy colorfix
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milk and kisses

Here is a fun one my glass of milk and chocolate kisses. Its ontop of an area newspaper that was primed with clear colorfix primer. The only bits on it that dont have pastel is the tiny writing under the article. Not sure I would do another it takes alot of patience.....
10x8.5 pastel
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cape Cod boats

Here it is finished...i think
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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cape Cod boats WIP

Posted by PicasaI thought I would try my hand at a water scene and found a photo of Cape Cod that brought me back to summers when I was a child.
This is a quick ruff in for placement.
14x10.5 pastel on colorfix/burgandy

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Thomas the Cat

Here is Thomas the Cat finished yeah! Im happy with the purple/blues in his coat. Thomas the real live version has beautiful white fur coat, but i wanted this to be a moodier version of him. He was a friends cat that passed away last year.
it is 10x8.5"
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

thomas the cat WIP

this is Thomas sitting on a lawn mower seat. Its a work in progress. It was suggested to me to change the color to the mower part behind his head/back to seperate him alittle bit so that will the next change. I also have to work on his eyes, putting pupils and reflections in them. im thinking about pulling alittle more purple/blue into the shadowed area of his arms and legs. I had to put my name on it as its already getting pretty thick with the Unison/Ludwig pastels im using on this one.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Girl with a daisy

This is the final for this painting. I changed a few things and corrected to color.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Girl with a daisy

yep another little girl painting but i did find an older girl. I struggled with getting her braids to appear right but im happy in the end.

8.5 x10" on colorfix primed watercolor paper
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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Daisys in a bucket

This is the 3rd in a series of little girls i guess....i have become addicted to painting them recently. This is my stage 1 look at to see what else to do. It had a huge potted plant orignally in the the left upper right, but i can seem to get plants to look good, so off it came. Then i put a big blue garden vase and hated that also. So its empty.
its 8.5x10" on colorfix primed watercolor paper.
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Monday, January 12, 2009

little girl at the beach

This companion to the baby doll from last week. She is playing with sand i hope you can see it. I will be looking at it for fixes that always show up.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Baby doll

Here she is I think finished with little tweeks lightening the background and pushing it back with some neutral grey/blue. Add little highlight on cheek and eyebrow and softened the window frame at the wall.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

baby doll

this is a quick portrait, because i needed a break from landscapes. I am happy with the rich colors i got from this.

8x10 colorfix paper 2 hours

shadow tree stage 3

Well im at the stage where final tweeking takes place things that just throw off the eye, so i will be looking at it to make sure where i should go next with it or just stop :)
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Monday, January 5, 2009

This is the 2nd stage. I have depended shadows added a turquoise line of trees in the far back. adding more reddish purples to the front. Started to deal with the front shadows on this side of a small lane.
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tree in shadows

This is from a photo reference after a snow storm. I am trying to keep this as a limited palette purple/blue/pinks.
this is stage one.
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