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Little Ivy

August 7, 2017

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

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 […]

Cloud Study III

May 21, 2016

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This is probably my final from this set…clouds are beginning to look the way I want them to.  The bottom portion of the painting depicts a tangled mess of random growth on the left and is to represent the wind coming in and lifting and tossing lighter bits to the right – It’s happier when […]

Postereye

June 29, 2015

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Postereye As a graphic designer I am hooked on the posterizing of images. I hoped I could pull it off on something as simple as an eye.  It came out better than I hoped as the brush strokes give it a nice effect adding another aspect, it was more difficult than I thought it would […]