Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Homecoming Dance

 

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It turns out I'll be leaving tomorrow for our camping adventure. We will be gone up to three weeks. The latest I will be able to ship is Oct 20th. Once again, many apologies for any inconvenience!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Double Date

 

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In a few days I'll be heading off on a potentially longish camping adventure. The dates are open-ended, so I'm not sure exactly when I'll be back, but I won't be able to ship during that time. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Love Triangle

 

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You may be noticing a theme with my last few paintings. Not just tomatoes, but tomatoes with love lives. Seems appropriate.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Tomato Chaperones

 

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Here's something I have relearned lately: Don't follow a rule just because someone told you it was a rule and you think you should follow it. Follow a rule if/when doing so is going to help your painting.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

My Single Tomato Friend

 

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And now for another simple one. Not simple to paint, mind you - just a simple composition. And this tomato is single (see title), as in looking for a companion - not like I have just a single (as in one) tomato friend. That would be silly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Observing

 

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This combination of colors makes me especially happy. : )

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

You're Next, Pig

 

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It took me a while to figure out (decide?) whether the title was going to be "You're Next Pig" or "You're Next, Pig." I'm not good with commas. Please, grammar police, help me.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Do I Have Your Attention?

 

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In case you missed it, I have released my 

It includes tons of instruction - basically everything I know about painting animals - plus TWO full demos - this cat, and the owl I posted recently - with voiceovers. The cost is $15, and you can view it at your own pace, and as many times as you want, forever.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Split Up

 

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The insides of peaches are very different than the outsides.

Friday, September 16, 2022

See Thru Peach Plate

 

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My folks came up to visit us for a little while, so painting slowed down. But I still have a few more peaches. Here's one with my lovely orange, glass plate that I rediscovered. So fun to paint.

Monday, September 12, 2022

Peach in the Shadow of Blue

 

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I made a little video of this one, but focused on the back peach. So you'll see how I paint it, stroke by stroke. The bonus is that the music was created by my brother Joe! : ) You can find more of his music at Flow State Records.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Owl Be Seeing You


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My "Animal Painting" tutorial is LIVE! It took quite a bit longer than I anticipated, but, now that I have all the kinks worked out, hopefully the next ones will come more easily.

- bite-size lessons that aren't boring and won't break the bank -

This ArtByte ($15) includes 2 demos (with all the boring bits edited out) of this owl, and a cat, with voice-overs added. It also includes pages of instruction with tons of images and basically everything I've learned about painting animals. I talk about where to find reference photos, how to edit them, and my complete painting process (includes info about eyes, whiskers, backgrounds, etc.). I've also included two exercises that will help you hone your skills.

It's a lot of info, but you can go at your own pace, and once you purchase the ArtByte it's yours forever.

Also here's a little teaser video of this painting.

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

Watching Peaches Ripen

 

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Simple compositions help me really focus on my main subject. Out of all the peaches I've painted, I feel like these are the peachiest.

Monday, September 05, 2022

Four Also

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I did two versions of four objects because, well, I forgot I did the other one! I know, insane. But I used a different fourth object, and I added a red background. I decided the background only counted as an object if you could see the edges of the paper.

Friday, September 02, 2022

Four Objects

 

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To make up for the lame title, I put together another little video. It's a little different - it almost paints itself. You'll see what I mean.

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Considering the Bowl 1 & 2


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I mentioned a new series of tutorials the other day called "Just Try Sh*t," and these are two more examples for it. I'm doing an exercise where I start with one object, and then add another, then another, and see how far I can go with it. If you remember I started with just the one cup, then added the gray one. I tried twice here with the third object, but then decided I liked them both.

 

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Two Cups

 

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I realized after I was done that it's almost completely black and white. But not quite.

Monday, August 29, 2022

And Some Grapes

 

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I had a bag of grapes sitting in the fridge for many days with a note on it that said, "for painting." My son kept asking me if he could eat them, so I finally fit them in a couple of paintings. By the time I was done, they were too far gone to eat. : (

If you'd like to see this scene all set up in my studio and me almost done painting it, check out my Instagram page (swipe image of this painting).

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Leading Up to Grapes

 

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Here's another example of difficult reflections on the side of the bowl (and on the grapes). Do you see the reflection of the yellow/orange paper? It's subtle.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Ode to the Cup

 

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I'm working on a series of tutorials now called "Just Try Sh*t" that includes a ton of exercises. This will be an example for one of them. 

I'm happy to say I am completely done with my painting animals tutorial! It's currently in review (ie. my husband needs to approve it first). I'm hoping to have it up and running in a matter of days. : )