Monthly Archives: July 2010

Poll: Is Less More?

I’ve decided to try my first poll.  What do you think when it comes to paintings?  Do you prefer a simple background so that the image remains the focus of the painting?  Or do you prefer more detail so that … Continue reading

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Patterned background

Yesterday I worked on the background of my sister’s portrait.   I made two stamps out of an eraser.  I used a paintbrush to apply paint to the stamp and created a pattern.

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Back to humans…at least for now…

I just started four more small paintings.  I’ll be sharing the other three in future posts.  The first one  is a portrait  of my sister Harmony.  When I saw this picture of her, it was intriguing to me. I took … Continue reading

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Basic Steps for Preparing a Canvas

Yesterday my sister/minion Harmony helped me put together a few small canvases.  Normally I decide what I’m painting before stretch a canvas, however I wanted to try it the other way around this time.  So I have four small canvases … Continue reading

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A few minor changes, and completion!

Yesterday and this morning I made up my mind to finish the bird paintings.  Originally I was going to leave the eggs looking very flat, but then I decided to add a little bit of depth by painting shadows and … Continue reading

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