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Intentions: Cappuccino V5

Intentions Evolve, Cappuccino V5. Day 8 of #30paintingsin30days.

My “big idea” or intentions: use line as the dominate design feature; subordinate shape. Another Cappuccino Variation. Greetings!  Its Day 8 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios! And, its another version of my cappuccino cup and frothing pitcher.  The fun thing about working variations on a theme is that I never know …

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Overthink Or Not: Day 7 Cappuccino V4

Don’t Overthink It! Day 7 #30paintingsin30days, Cappuccino V4

Overthink, in this case, thinking and worrying so much as to become indecisive; almost. Greetings! Yes, and I didn’t know the word “overthink” is in the dictionary. Defined another way, overthinking might be looking at possibilities and options in such a manner as to be counter productive.  My brain locks up. Overthink At The Easel: …

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Frame-In-Frame: Cappuccino V3

Cappuccino In The Frame; Its Day 6 of #30paintingsin30days!

Frame-in-frame design scheme, that is! Just Frame It. Hi!  For today’s painting, I purposely used a “frame-in-frame” design scheme.  Why?  Because its a good personal challenge to see if I can make it work.  Plus, I had an idea, you see. Ideas Lead Down Windy Path. Well, sometimes ideas take me down paths I didn’t …

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Experimenting with Shape and Color: Cappuccino V2

Experimenting: “Cappuccino, V2”. Acrylic Study For Day 5 of #30paintingsin30days

And, for me, studies are all about experimenting!   And, experimenting leads to expanding knowledge and skill – one hopes! Greetings! It is indeed Day 5 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. Experimenting With Color. I like to study color and color meaning.   For example, in this piece I think of …

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Still Life: Cappuccino Cup & Frothing Pitcher

Day 4 of #30paintingsin30days: Cappuccino With Milk, Naturally

A cappuccino, by definition, has milk.  If it didn’t, it wouldn’t be cappuccino; naturally! Cappuccino Barista. Greetings.  I’m a coffee barista of limited abilities.  I know how to make coffee, espresso and cappuccino.  Beyond that, I need to look up the recipes online. And? So, what does that have to do with an art blog? …

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Improvisation on a them of espresso cup and milk pitcher.

Improvisation. Day Three #30paintingsin30days, “Espresso No Milk V3”

Composing without a plan or preparation, that’s the type of improvisation I’m thinking about. Improvisation In Painting. Greetings!  I was thinking about my process for this acrylic study and the word “improvisation” came to mind. Its like riffing on a theme of an espresso cup and pitcher.  If musicians can do it, why not painters? …

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Abstracted: Espresso, No Milk V2

Day Two #30paintingsin30days Challenge; Abstracted: Espresso No Milk V2

Abstracted; its like busting loose or dancing on the edge.  Its about “flying” into the unknown. But, you do have a support system defined by experience, intuition and wit.  Fortunately! Abstracted! Hi!  Today’s painting is my busting loose, abstracted version of yesterday’s still life.   Its a little bit intimidating to abstract, but its also …

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Painting Challenge: Day One, Espresso No Milk

Day One, New Painting Challenge: #30paintingsin30days February 2018

Still Painting! The drawing and painting challenge is over.  What to do next?  Continue painting!  Going for 60 plus days! Changing Challenges. Greetings!  Yesterday marked the end of the Strada Easel 31 Drawings and Paintings From Life January challenge.  And, today is the start of the Saeta Studio’s 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge.   …

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