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Monday, January 28, 2013

January has been a very busy month!

I have completed 3 paintings this month which I am going to show you in stages. The fabric collage painting has been filmed and will be part of an upcoming class. Will let you know details soon.
I have an new online class on and I will be teaching live at Random Arts in Saluda, NC in August. So excited!!
O.k. so here are the paintings and a few notes about them.
So this is the first painting. I started with some earthtones mixed with some metallic paint to give a subtle glow.

I continue adding layers of color using some warmer tones. I also added some stencils for texture. I  wanted this
girl to really glow so I used some metallic paint mixed with titanium white and yellow ochre for skin tones.

I really made alot of changes with this painting. I decided that her legs had to go and concentrated on creating subtle patterns
at the bottom of her dress which created a border of abstraction. The rabbits were imbedded deeper into the painting
and the dark abstract marks 1/3 down from the painting gives the impression of a landscape.

Here is a close-up of my girl. Metallics are now definitely a part of my skintone pallete. My goal was to create a very pale
glowing girl with a very dark earthtone background. The girl turned out the way I imagined but the background
changed drastically. The background I imagined wasn't working so I had to let it sit for a few days and wait till the
solution was revealed.

Painting animals is new in my work. Was never really interested in painting them before but now
I find they need to be in my paintings. It might be a result of my new studio that looks out to a huge
back yard. So far I have seen birds, rabbits, squirrels and the biggest surprise of all deer.


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