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Baby Ivy

August 19, 2017

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This effort is from an old photo of my aunt.  I revered her during her life time and was happy that I found this photo as I’m still binging on pics of children…learning lots but as you can see I have so much more to learn about painting in general! These things take time and […]

Little Ivy

August 7, 2017

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...keeping in mind no one smiled in photos until after WWII...

Final stab at this one…onward ho!

August 6, 2017

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Well this is the final one, sheesh…so funny how each one changes a bit or even a lot! Not sure what I was trying to prove. Thinking that it’s a lot like the time I tried to make bread for the first time…how many loaves hit the bottom of the waste can with an heavy […]

Painting – the struggle continues

July 30, 2017

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I found this wonderful photo of my mom and her two sisters on their farm near Edmonton Alberta in the winter. As you can see here, try as I might, I struggled terribly with her face where it seemed natural for me to begin. This first one shows that I couldn’t paint the sad little […]

Cappuccino – slowly

August 3, 2015

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More palm fronds…another practice piece. It just means I am dipping my brushes.I really like painting portraiture, experimenting with a smidgeon of backlighting. I am trying to use up old materials as I practice…I pulled out this rather warped piece of 14 x 18″ canvas board…and feel fine using acrylics on it.  My preference is […]

Zebra Mouth

June 29, 2015

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Zebra Mouth• I guess you will find this painting a bit odd, not to me though.  It represents the phenom of self mutilation for “beauty”.  Plump up your lips, even though your face is covered in lines…I don’t know, would a zebra do this?  This painting has been accepted into a new home. 12″ x 12″ acrylic […]