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Ex Nihilo

It means “out of nothing.”  I love the process of starting with a few basic supplies (stretcher bars, a length of canvas, tubes of paint), and transforming them into a finished work of art.  I like to think that I’m making something out … Continue reading

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Dante (Part 2)

**See Part One of this project here. After the black and white layer, I started to add color.  I like to work on the background at the same time as the figure.  The reason is that if I paint the … 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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