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April 11, 2017


465 Like a Natural Woman


Growth465 Like a Natural Woman
8x10 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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This is the demo painting I made while teaching a private lesson to a group of three wonderful people. Once the portrait was finished-ish, I decided to add the foliage sprouting her left eye, inspired by @paulabonet . I dig it.

It makes me feel ... it makes me feel like ... it makes me feel like a na-tu-ral wo-mannnnnn.

 

April 09, 2017


464 Policy & Posture


Policy464 Policy & Posture
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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I painted this in reaction to the bombs that our administration dropped on Syria on April 7th. An administration that arguably wanted to posture itself as intolerant of the chemical attacks made on its innocent people by monstrous Assad.

Is that our posture? What is our policy?

How does our posture relate to a policy to ban entry of Syrian refugees fleeing from the horrors of bombs, guns and now chemicals of Assad? Where do the people of Syria find refuge as they are surrounded by death?

March 29, 2017


463 Something


Something463 Something
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting with oil pastels on stretched canvas
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This is the demo painting I made while providing a private session for Cheryl, a wonderful human who comes to paint with me monthly. What a gem she is. I used a reference of a female Asian subject from W magazine for this work. I enjoyed adding strokes of oil pastels as final touches for this work ... a brand new something in my life that I'm dazzled about.

 

March 27, 2017


462 Bar and Hurt


Tanqueray462 Bar and Hurt
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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This is the demo painting I made while teaching a private session for Scott, a human who comes to paint with me once a month. We had a lot of fun practicing the art of not painting the shit out of the subject but just enough loose strokes to suggest the subject rather than illustrate every millimeter of it. And oh yeah, we listened to the genius of late Amy during the process:

Meet you downstairs in the bar and hurt,
Your rolled-up sleeves in your skull t-shirt,
You say, "What did you do with him today?"
And sniffed me out like I was Tanqueray ...

March 23, 2017


461 El Guapo for Short


Guapo461 El Guapo for Short
6x6 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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This is my demo painting from a private oil painting session I taught in the studio. The subject is a friend of the person who was painting with me. A handsome Latino hunk. El Guapo for short.

 

March 22, 2017


460 Anja


Anja460 Anja
6x8 inches :: original oil painting on gessobord
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I referenced a photo by @narcissusholmes of @anjaphillips for this work. Practicing the task of bringing in color with a b&w reference and my efforts with the whole "there, not there" thing.


459 This Land


Beauty459 This Land
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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This is one of the demo paintings I started yesterday while teaching a private lesson. I finished it today. The photo I referenced is one that a person named Chris had shared with me when I was teaching her a private session. She had found it on Pinterest. It was one of those references we both admired and has been in my queue to paint for a while. So glad I did.

March 21, 2017


458 Stay.


Stay458 Stay.
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting with pencil on stretched canvas
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This is one of the two demo paintings I made while teaching a private lesson in the studio today.

STAY (Jenny Doh)
Stay, she said.

Don't go.
Everybody goes.
Why don't you not go?
Stay.

March 12, 2017


457 Backseat Driver


Backseat negotiations457 Backseat Driver
6x6 inches :: oil on gessobord
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I referenced a black-and-white photo by @yoursbaby.la for this work. Always a challenge to add color when the reference is black-and-white.

March 09, 2017


456 I Volunteer as Tribute


Little prince456 I Volunteer as Tribute
18x24 inches :: original acrylic painting on stretched canvas
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This is the demo painting I made while teaching a private session today. I referenced a fantastic photo of Cate Blanchett as The Little Prince, which appeared in an issue of W magazine. The reference didn't have her with a bow and arrow but I decided to add those elements as today's painters and I decided to add different interpretations into the work. And the big round element in the background was a planet in the original reference which I decided to turn it into a target.

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