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WIP Weekend: Landscape painting, now with real paint

This week I did something I haven’t done in quite a while, and broke out my oil paints. I love oil painting–the versatility of the medium, the tactile feel of the paint itself–but it’s not very convenient. When you compare the amount of setup and cleanup required when oil painting …

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WIP Weekend–Cliff Coast Painting

Here’s this week’s landscape painting! Current challenge: water and grass. The two stages of progress below each represent about one TV episode’s worth of work because that is a totally legitimate way to measure time. And here is the finished version of the painting I posted about a couple of …

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WIP Weekend: Mountain Landscape

This is a digital painting that I’m working on just for fun. I’m using it as a technical challenge, to force myself to paint a subject with really deep atmospheric perspective because it’s something that I think I need to improve. My reference is a photo that I took a …

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Sketchbook pages and the Power of Friendship

So! The news has been pretty depressing lately, especially if you’re like me and can’t stay away from the all the political wonkery around this year’s election no matter how hard you try (ETA: and it’s only gotten worse since I wrote that last night). I’ve resorted to comfort drawing, …

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The Crystals of Mystery

I recently inherited some items from my grandfather. That’s not quite right. I was recently given some memorabilia from my grandfather’s career at NASA that had probably been sitting in a drawer for decades because I showed interest. I’d know that he’d worked for NASA for most of his career …

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Decorative Deinonychus

This post is brought to you by having so much that I wanted and/or needed to do last weekend that my brain shut down and said “Screw all this, let’s draw a dinosaur”. So I did. Specifically, I decided to draw a deinonychus because A) velociraptors are fun but they …

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Hating on Renoir

There’s this guy called Max Geller who really has it out for Renoir. Like, to the point of protesting in the streets over Renoir’s inclusion in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Which, I’ve got to admit that’s pretty entertaining, and I love that he got people like this Boston …

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Teacup and Friend

Ok so this post is going to be very short I’m afraid, as this week rather got away from me. Also, the below was very nearly a painting of a cup that had once had tea in it due to technical difficulties that required me to restart my computer a …

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