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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Little Green Dress

I'm flexing my portrait and figure muscles again. It feels good. I've been going back and forth between working on illustrations and then "fine art" paintings. I'm also working on Aquabord which is a favorite surface. I love the way you can layer and layer and not muddy the colors and then you can lift back layers. The other big plus is not having to stretch or mat the final art. A little glossy varnish brightens the colors and then you can just put it in a frame like an oil or acrylic painting. The best of both worlds.


Sunday, February 05, 2017

Back to Watercolor Portraiture


I've spent some time this last week finishing the above portrait of Dani to enter into the Missouri Watercolor Society's International Show and then in a sudden spur I painted 3 dog portraits in two days which I posted on Instagram. It's been a fun switch between working on sketches for another children's book. They're different forms of art requiring different parts of my brain.
I can't choose just one to focus on.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Oil Painting Kids on Tractor

Right now I'm wishing my Facebook was connected to my blog because I've been posting lots of art and news about a recent children's book that was published. I need to remember to post in both places.

Here's a little painting (8 x 10) that I finished today. My friends keep luring me over to oil painting and I confess I'm enjoying myself. These are my kids about 10 years ago when we took a trip to a farm that had a weekend open house showcasing vintage ways of farming. It was really a nice day.