Apple

Posted on October 28, 2014 in Painting

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I love this little apple painting. Was an exercise in stopping before working the surface to death. It seemed like it was going nowhere, so I stopped to let it percolate. When I went back to it, I realized it was done!

North shore scene

Posted on October 25, 2014 in Painting

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Today’s painting is from a photo taken on the north shore of Lake Superior near Cascade State Park. I live the grey-blue-greens in the sky and water.

Apple. Not tomato.

Posted on October 18, 2014 in Painting

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One color per stroke.

40 minutes working fast

Posted on October 13, 2014 in Painting

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Four little 10-minute paintings. It’s a red onion, but my brain kept making me mix purple. I’m working on seeing color. I like the lively shapes and shadows.

Learning about grounds

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Painting

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This little painting, 6″ x 6″, is supposed to be a tomato. I’m still learning how to get convincing, saturated reds and oranges on a black ground. A second layer of paint would do it, but I want to learn how to get that color in the moment, not rework the surface to death. Still, you can see shape and roundness of the tomato and I like the energy of the background.

Homework begins

Posted on October 10, 2014 in Painting

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Painting with Kat Corrigan

Posted on October 5, 2014 in Painting

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I love taking Kat Corrigan’s painting class. It gets me out of my comfort zone in a fun way. Today was our first class of this session, and this was our first exercise, a painting of a cup. I love the energy of the ground and the shadows. And the colors!