Monthly Archives: September 2010

Poll: Stages of Drawing

Hello again friends!  I am about to conduct my second ever poll,  and I hope that you will participate…if not, you will suffer the consequences!  Not really. If you’ve ever taken an art class, you’ve probably been nagged about sketching … Continue reading

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A Road-Trip, Dead Bodies, and a Casting

I’M BACK!  …with no TV filmings to prepare for.  As my mother-in-law Carolyn said, “Melody will continue her “Works of Art” in York, PA.” Carolyn and her sister Amy took me to NYC.  These two are the funniest people when … Continue reading

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Empire State of Mind

If I had to use a song to represent my trip this weekend, I would choose “Empire State of Mind.”  I love the line, “Now you’re in New York, These streets will make you feel brand new, the lights will … Continue reading

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Rest in Sheep

The following is a fairly thorough documentation of my latest painting.  I wanted to see how fast I could complete a painting, and finished this in less than 10 hours (as opposed to the usual 15-30 hours). Remember those sheets … Continue reading

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Acrylics are cool…who knew?

First, I want to say sorry for slacking on the updating!  I have been preoccupied with a trip I am taking this weekend.  I will fill you in on the details another day, so you’ll have to wait in suspense. … Continue reading

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A Place to Put My Coats (part 3)

The other day I completed the painting for my coat hanger.  I mixed a huge batch of gray acrylic paint to paint the border.   I applied two layers of this color.  Then I replaced the inner panel with the painting … Continue reading

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A Place to Put My Coats (part 2)

Ok, are you ready to hear about my texture secret?  I’ve been known to use fabric paints in my paintings, but I took it one step further in this project.  This is a great technique for tree bark. I applied … Continue reading

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