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Fret not for summer is still here and so are the beautiful blooms. This one for instance is a blast of colors sure to remind you of summer long after fall has robbed us of leaves and petals. Kindly be adviced that all digital images of my paintings are photographed outdoors or using natural light. I adjust the image to make it look as close to the painting as possible. Some colors, especially brights will look different in dimly lit rooms or in yellow or other artificial lights.
For my 300th daily painting, I decided to try a couple of new techniques - using structural gel medium to make the flowers 3D and also use the age honored gold leaf technique to partially gold plate the flowers. Once both dried which took quite a while.. I did my usual oil painting on it. I kid you not, this painting used more than 1 tube of white oil paint. If anyone ever wants to buy me a present, I'll happy accept donations of tubes of white oil color (kidding, of course!)
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12x16 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas.
Another flower arrangement; cropped the blue round vase as the shape clashed with the wild shape of the arrangement. Love the pops of color all over - enough to keep the eyes busy. It would look wonderful in a rustic wood frame on a kitchen or kids room wall.
Another inch sketch created while lounging and watching re runs of political speeches. No, I'm not talking politics ... just being honest. It's hard miss the news this month unless you live under a rock.
Ink on tinted paper. 8.5x5.5 inch.
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Did you know Kona, Hawaii is the birthplace of Ironman triathlons? At 6 in the morning you are more likely to see a runner training for the Tri than a car deciding down the street where it all began. I captured another magnificent sunset on the beach this time with a runner and her dog.
I photographed this man in several different times as the light changed just before, during and after the sunset. The best capture was just after sunset and just a second before he caught me disturbing his solitude.
I am participating in Worcester Portrait exchange and this is my submission for it. I painted this person and she will be painting me. It's a fun exercise where artists and non-artists paint each other and exchange portraits. Anyone can participate.
I wasn't trying but I see heavy influence of the figure workshop I took on Sunday, on this portrait. Muted tone and darker colors, focus on blocking off areas of light and shadow and even some blending. Different from my usual style.