Saturday, February 24, 2018

daily snapshot: February 23, 2018 at 08:47PM

Portrait in gouache #opusdailypractice d23 #opusdailypractice2018 #paintflixing
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

daily snapshot: February 21, 2018 at 09:58PM

Playing around with gouache for this evening's #opusdailypractice d21 #opusdailypractice2018 Doodling with paint while catching up on netflix
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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Henrietta Leavitt and the Starlight Distance Key

via Amanda Maxwell – Northrop Grumman

Sunday, February 18, 2018

daily snapshot: February 18, 2018 at 01:05PM

#opusdailypractice #opusdailypractice2018 a little blending while the #oilpaint is still wet This piece is my first on a cradled wood panel and I'm liking the feel of brush on it. Background will probably stay dark but I may stale sheen thru the layers in patches
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Saturday, February 17, 2018

daily snapshot: February 17, 2018 at 02:47PM

#opusdailypractice d17 #opusdailypractice2018 loosely blocking in some colour ideas #oilpainting #artistsoninstagram #portrait
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

daily snapshot: February 13, 2018 at 08:54PM

#opusdailypractice d13 putting in the background. Tried a design in acrylics that I had seen on a painting in a local gallery. I like it. Makes a note to try this again :)
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Monday, February 12, 2018

daily snapshot: February 12, 2018 at 09:56AM

#opusdailypractice #opusdailypractice2018 d12: a little more blending and I moved the eye closer to midline (she now looks less like a guppy IMO). At this point I am conflicted ... I really like how she looks at this stage--her expression has taken on a life of its own--but I know there are areas to work on, like the strands of hair. If this was digital rather than #oilpainting it would be asy to add another layer and experiment or just apply CTRL-Z! but it isn't, so I need to be brave. I also feel it looks like she is underwater and need to fight the temptation to add bubbles! Still working on when to call a halt and learning when a painting is done ... as ever, a little like life :)
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

daily snapshot: February 11, 2018 at 10:00AM

A little more definition for #opusdailypractice d11 - adding back some deep shadow areas and applying a little blending #oilpainting #portrait #artistsoninstagram
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Saturday, February 10, 2018

daily snapshot: February 10, 2018 at 03:03PM

Think I have my shadow value for this one #opusdailypractice d10 #oilpainting For reasons unknown I find getting the shadows really difficult. However, I feel a little more confident after the portrait course I took over Christmas.
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Friday, February 09, 2018

daily snapshot: February 08, 2018 at 09:47PM

#dogwoodweek6 #dogwood2018 alternating rhythm - using light and dark ... trying to bring some rhythm and depth to my photography, and capture some of that elusive Vancouver sunshine stuff! #opusdailypractice
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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

daily snapshot: February 06, 2018 at 09:43PM

#opusdailypractice d6: just some loose ends to tie up My great ever pair of fingered mittens, aka gloves I guess. Very satisfying cable pattern and a situating day only despite taxing me with five needless in play.
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Monday, February 05, 2018

daily snapshot: February 05, 2018 at 05:50PM

#opusdailypractice my next project - charcoal on a wood panel. Primed first with acrylic medium and then transparent #liquitexgesso, and lots of sanding in between gives a decent surface for charcoal and i can even erase it in patches. This is now stabilised with the#grumbacher reworkable fixative so I can paint or pastel over it as I wish.
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Saturday, February 03, 2018

daily snapshot: February 03, 2018 at 04:54PM

#dogwoodweek4 trying to capture some good portrait reference shots with a smartphone camera, focusing on light and shadow and negative space
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daily snapshot: February 03, 2018 at 01:42PM

#opusdailypractice d3: portrait in oils Started blocking in lights and shadows - taking shape at last
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