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July 17, 2017


530 Beatrice


Beatrice

530 Beatrice
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced an image of Beatrice Lucarelli as captured by @giacomo.spaconi for this work.

July 16, 2017


529 Fight Like a Girl


Fight529 Fight Like a Girl
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced an image of myself as captured by @narcissusholmes for this work. The capture happened in my studio where I was directed to look into a mirror and look at the mirror, not the camera. It was awkward at first but I finally got the hang of it. Anyway, Loved the dramatic contrast of the image, which still gave me plenty of challenges in terms of expressing all the nuances and undulations that exist in the human figure.

#allaprima #cletoreyes #fightlikeagirl

July 15, 2017


528 Life Season


Mariaelena528 Life Season
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced an image of Maria Elena as captured by @narcissusholmes for this work. Things that were floating in my thoughts as I worked on this ... to practice an economy of strokes in my pursuit of expressive suggestion of features rather than explicit illustration of them. My work in my current life season, I suppose.
#allaprima #representationalabstract #figurative #therenotthere #dailypainting

July 14, 2017


527 Before I Get Too Deep


Portrait

527 Before I Get Too Deep
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced image by @fatholahi of @anastasiyascheglova for this work while singing this by #ediebrickell ...

I'm not aware of too many things
I know what I know if you know what I mean
Choke me in the shallow water
Before I get too deep
#dailypainting #allaprima

July 13, 2017


526 Sideways


Selfie526 Sideways
8x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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This is my demo work from the private painting session I taught today, referencing a photo of the person's friend who came in for the session. Painting a subject oriented sideways had many challenges! We both learned a whole lot in the process. Wonderful day.

July 12, 2017


525 Because They Are


Portrait525 Because They Are
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced a photo by @fatholahi of @_shademaneh for this work. Can you tell my palette colors are changing a little? That's because they are.

#allaprima #ThereNotThere #dailypainting #representationalabstract

July 10, 2017


523 Ms. Independence


Solo523 Ms. Independence
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting with oil pastel on stretched canvas
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I started this demo painting during a private painting session that I taught today in the studio today. I've used this flower as a reference for several paintings in the past ... it's a great one to use to teach how to paint flowers. Once I brought it home, I ended up adding the window with an outside scene to transform the final result. I like it quite a bit.

July 09, 2017


522 Rainier Cherries


Rainier522 Rainier Cherries
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I bought a bag of rainier cherries from my local grocery store yesterday, put three on one of my plates and referenced them for this work. So delicious to eat and so fun to paint!

July 08, 2017


521 Great Big World


Landscape521 Great Big World
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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Usually I keep all of my photo references organized based on photographer but I seem to have misplaced the attribution of the photo I referenced for this work. If this looks like a painting that references your photo please let me know and I'll add the attribution.

Anyway ... I decided to squeeze in a second work today, shifting gears to landscape cause it's been so long since I've tackled one.


520 To Love the Problem


Her hands are never cold520 To Love the Problem
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced two photos: The first was a photo by @kjthompsonphoto of @onndreeuh and the second by @daveaharonian of @muirinafae.

There were many parts of this painting that were extremely challenging for me. The face, the figure, the hands, the hair ... I'm a drippy mess right now because I feel like I just ran a marathon confronting and resolving the challenges/problems. But how lucky am I that such things are my "problems" which serve as evidence that I am alive. To love the problem ... to work through it ... to not chase easy ... to be alive.

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