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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

2nd portrait of Corrine. I've made better decisions using the filberts and brights and am getting better at organizing my brushstrokes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Corrine as Ann Boleyn

About a month ago, I was asked to help put together an Ann Boleyn costume for Corrine. It was quite a challenge, because I had only 48 hours to do so, running to Joann's Fabrics, finding whatever was available, doing research online. It's a good thing I had seen The Other Boleyn sister last year. But as I was putting on the final brushstrokes for her face, I realized I had painted not Corrine, but her Mom, one of my dearest friends, Lisa, the way she looked nearly 20 + years ago when we were in college.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Painted at work during my lunch break. I used my filberts and brights. I have been studying a great painting book that my boss, Joel, let me photocopy to read. It's called Painting the Head in Oil, by John Howard Sanden and it's old so I'm assuming it's out of print. It emphasizes painting deliberately, not wasting the brushstroke.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Morrow Bay

Was I there? Several years ago. This was painted from a photo. I tried to paint more deliberately and this was done within roughly over an hour.

These were done awhile back-and badly done at that. I've actually held off posting these turkeys for embarrassment. Oh well...