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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