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Monday, November 25, 2013

A Little Zen Doodle

I decided to play a little with Zen Doodle today. I figure it is probably a little bit like exercising the brain in an artistic way, and I don't see how it could possibly hurt to have worked on this when I return to oils, acrylics and watercolors. I have been working on the previous three. I got the isolation coat onto my acrylic painting, the varnish onto my oil painting, I worked some more on my water mixable oil painting, and pulled out an older watercolor painting and added some negative painting to areas in it.

For now I will show you my partial Zen Doodle.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday, everyone!

Zen Doodle that I am working on.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Latest Portrait

If you read my post from Nov. 1, then you know that I am working on a new portrait. Slowly, but surely, it is getting there. In the meantime, if you read the last post, here is how my daughter and her husband explained Trisomy-13 to their children.

Bubble Pop Photograhy

If you get a chance, please check out Bubble Pop Photograhy and view more of Lisa's lovely work. Yes, this spelling is the way it is listed. Lisa does lovely work and gets portraits with just the right amount of action so that they look natural.

This is how the grandchildren explained Trisomy-13 to us.

Unfinished Latest Painting - Royal Talens Cobra Paints

Primary Cyan, Primary Magenta, PrimaryYellow, Permalba White Water Mixable Oil Paint by Royal Talens. And this is how far my latest painting is now.

Friday, November 1, 2013

How Do You Explain ...?

It is 54 days before Christmas and I find myself thinking about the Nativity - probably because I notice all the preparations for the different winter holidays that are celebrated here in the US. People are already running around buying gifts to give to friends and family. It is also 1 year, 1 month, and 8 days since the day that Matthew was born. Which brings me to the inspiration for my latest painting (started yesterday). It is based on a photo I took the summer before Matt-Man was born. My daughter was consoling her daughter over something that had upset her. And so the photo reminded me of so many paintings over the years of Mother and Child. I also knew that my daughter was trying to figure out how you explain Trisomy-13 to a toddler. Not an easy task.

For this painting, I am using the 3 sample tubes of Cobra water mixable oil paints that I got when I was at the demo at Asel's in Dallas. I have been rather curious about how these paints work. Like anything you try, I am sure there is a learning curve. I have noticed that you can purchase a medium by Cobra that would probably help to spread the paints and I hope to pick some up before the next painting (or maybe the next layer of this painting). The paint itself seems a little gooey (that may be true of all water mixable paints) and it may be that I should have added some water to my brush.

Here is the under painting. Once the under painting is dry, I will work on it again.

Under Painting
Under Painting