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Articles relating to the use of acrylic paints.

Meaning: Painting of Rabbit and Egg

Meaning in Painting? Regarding Still Life With Rabbit and Egg

The “Meaning” Question. A fellow artist, Sandra Neary, asked me about the meaning of this still life composition.  In particular, why is the egg larger than the rabbit? Dinosaur Egg & Pygmy Rabbit? Well, all sorts of silly responses bounced around my head.  For instance, what if the egg were a dinosaur egg and the …

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Teachers: Its About Being A Student

Art Teachers & Five Tips About Workshops. Its About Being A Student!

Teachers, as in people who help others learn and acquire knowledge. Famous Artists As Teachers. Hi!  Recently, Daniel Smith Art Materials asked the following question on their Facebook page’s “Sunday Salon Art Question”: “If you could learn from, and paint with any artists in history, who would you choose?” Hmmm.  Oddly enough, I had to …

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continuity: Frothing Pitcher & Cappuccino Cup V2

Continuity; Day 30 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Pitcher & Cup

Continuity, as in an ongoing flow of work.  Its all part of a bigger picture! Day 30!  Closing or Opening? Greetings!  With today’s painting I arrive at the end of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios.  And, yet, it feels more like an opening rather than a closing of my work. Open To …

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Triad: Colorful "Cappuccino Time-R V10"

Triad: Cappuccino Time-R V10; Day 29 #30paintingsin30days

Triad or three; which, in this case, involves the three primary colors. Triad:  Yellow, Red And Blue. Greetings!  Its Day 29 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studio.  I must be wildly ecstatic because today’s painting is, in a word, WILD! Or maybe, “Cappuccino Time-R V10” is just wildly colorful.  And, yet, I …

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Persistence; More Stacked Espresso Cups

Persistence; Stacked Espresso Cups V2, Day 28 of #30paintingsin30days Challenge

Persistence; that is to say sticking with this challenge to the end! Gray Day; Stacked Espresso Cups. Greetings. I sit here in my studio/kitchen/office and wonder what I might write today.  And, as I look out across the valley, its a beautiful gray day.  You see, a dusting of snow enhances the topography of the …

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Plunge In: Stacked Espresso Cups

The Plunge; Day 27 #30paintingsin30days Challenge: Stacked Cups

Plunge, as in just go for it; dive in and give your all. Painting Is Like Taking A Plunge. Greetings!  As I near the end of #30paintingsin30days challenge, I find myself thinking about painting and taking plunges.  And,  it all applies to a painting about stacked espresso cups. Conversation With Dad. What?  To explain, I …

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MO: Water Pitcher From Life

Finding My “MO”; 3 Studies : Days 24, 25 & 26 of #30paintingsin30days

MO:  Modus Operandi, that is to say one’s artistic style or approach. Three Challenge Paintings. Greetings!  Its Day 26 of the #30paintingsin30days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta Studios. With today’s painting I’m including the work from the last two days.  And, as I look at the paintings and see the different styles, I wonder about …

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Blogging! Day 22 of 23; Painting 23 of #30paintingsin30days challenge

Blogging and Painting: Day 23 Espresso Time-R V3, #30paintingsin30days

Blogging; it just occurred to me that this challenge has been almost as much about writing these blog post as it has been about painting.  That is, at least for me. Day 23:  “Espresso Timer-V3”. Greetings!  Welcome to day 23 of #30paintingsin30days.  And, for today, I present another version of “Espresso Time-R”.  This time, the …

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