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Hitchcock Pumpkin

If I paint a picture that is not a portrait, sometimes I feel like it doesn’t count.  I care about faces and the human figure, so when I chose the subject matter for this year’s pumpkin it had to be … Continue reading

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A Painting to Give Away

Here is the painting that I’ve been working on to give away.  It is going to a woman I know who is very generous.  This past year her dog Jade, who she loved very much, died.  I know it’s been … 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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Almost

Today, as I was photographing my latest painting, I was surprised to find that I am almost done.  Just a few finishing touches.  Famous last words, right?  The painting of Eric also needs a little tweaking so that it fits … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Hate Not Being Perfect

I know I am not perfect, but sometimes I wish I was a better painter than anyone else.  Sometimes I feel embarrassed to show my work, because I wonder if people are looking at it and thinking “that is the … Continue reading

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I’m Bringing Pattern Back…

Them solid backgrounds don’t know how to act. Was that just wrong?  Do you ever make up occupational songs from annoying tunes that are stuck in your head?  I’d love to hear your renditions if you can remember any! Here … Continue reading

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The Old Flipperooni

One of my favorite things to do is to flip through the progress photos of my paintings.  I like to flip back and forth really fast and see the difference in the two images.  I created a little slide show … Continue reading

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