Monthly Archives: March 2011

Trading Harmony for Hermione

Lately, Harmony has been keeping busy at her home, so she hasn’t had much of an excuse to stop by my studio.  But luckily for me I have a few other friends to keep me company:  Harry, Ron, and Hermione.  … Continue reading

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I (Heart) Rearranging Faces

It’s amazing what a huge difference a couple of millimeters can make when painting a portrait.  For example, Grace didn’t look as much like Grace until I moved her eyes down two millimeters.  I also moved one of her eyes … Continue reading

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McNamara Girls! (in Black and White)

I’m off to a mediocre start on the portrait of the McNamara girls.  I was hoping to get the black and white layer spot on, but the girls are not looking quite themselves yet.  Oh well, there’s plenty more layers … Continue reading

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Stay in School, Kids! (Ramblings on Math and Using Projectors)

It’s so easy to hide embarrassing facts about yourself when you are a blogger.  But I think it’s important for you to know that my Kryptonite is math.  My friend Erika is a math teacher, and in my eyes, she … Continue reading

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A Typical Afternoon

A space heater blasting hot air into my face, my Emiral “BAM!” apron on, sometimes music or an audio book playing in the background, and the smell of toxic chemicals in the air…This is my preferred painting set up.  And … Continue reading

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Blank Slate

Last Saturday I received my Dick Blick shipment. Along with some bookmaking supplies, I also now have the stretcher bars for Aunt Amy’s commission.  Two days ago I assembled the stretcher bars, and began priming the canvas with gesso.  I … Continue reading

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Mommy Poppins to the Rescue

I have always had an aversion to sculpture and three-dimensional work.  Also, science.  So it was with a great amount of trepidation that I endeavored to make Eric’s birthday cake.  I am embarrassed to admit that yesterday I made my … Continue reading

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