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Weekly Painting Week 75- Greyscale Interior

Last Black White and Grey one- next week there will be COLOR! 16 x 20″- “Even in the Quietest Moments” Oil on panel, 16 x 20″quietestmoments

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Weekly Painting Week 74- I. Just. Can’t. Greyscale Figure Painting

More figure work in black, white and grey. Warmed up grey for the skin tones and cool greys for everything else. Gamblin oils on bristol, 11 x 14″

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Weekly Painting Week 73 Black and White Figure- A matter of perspective.

Once at a museum, I watched visitors looking at an abstract painting. They turned their heads left right, then tried to look at the painting upside down. Abstract art is like that- I know there was a huge debate after Morris Louis died, in displaying his work, which side was the top. The below painting seems obvious, but I rotated the image and you know what? I like it in any direction! “Mary Jane” 11 x 14, Oil on heavy paper.

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Weekly Painting Week 72- Do over Black and White Figure Painting

I had a great teacher, Maria, who told us sometimes when things aren’t working out, turn the painting to the wall and do something else. Sometimes that’s the best thing you can do. I parked this one for over a year:

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There was something about it, muddy, blah, not very interesting,

A few days ago I tried a few things- brightened the sky, warmed up the grey in the skintones, added detail and highlights and a little work on the background, and got this:

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Much happier with this one! I used Gamblin Torrit Grey, Chromatic black and titanium white. Oil on canvas, 16 x 20″.

This painting was sold last week- to a collector near Osaka Japan! Arigato Gozimasu!

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Weekly painting Week 67- Draw, draw draw

I had this great advice from one of my teachers- if it is not working out in paint, try sculpting it. If It doesn’t work out there, draw. If you aren’t getting any good drawings, read. So I took a break and got out the pencils and Copics and came up with these. No masterpieces, but at the end of the day I was surrounded with smiling faces!

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DSC04597 Pumbaa cleaned up

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Rembrandt soft pastels..nice!

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Weekly Painting Week 14- Value Scale, Tonal Painting, Shades of Grey, Grey Scale

Getting the colors right- check. Getting the tones right? Not so easy. Draw a good drawing, paint in Greyscale, then add color. Wow. Here is a painting using black and white only. I used Gamblin radiant white for the pearls and some highlights, otherwise it is plain old titanium. walk to the opera