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WIP Weekend: More Paintings

For the first time in my life I have a convenient place to paint and make art and it’s really shown in my productivity. I don’t have to go somewhere far/haul supplies up five flights of stairs/paint in my bedroom or garage/rearrange the furniture all the time because the room is tiny. And look, none of these things ever stopped me, but it did make it a lot easier to tell myself that I’d rather do something else because I didn’t have time to deal with all the setup.

So! I’ve started another oil painting!


In my heart of hearts I prefer painting urban landscapes to anything else. It’s not that I don’t like trees, in fact I like being around them quite a bit, but when it comes to painting I’d much rather play with the geometric structures you get from buildings then figure out how to differentiate a bunch of green blobs from each other.





I still need to adjust the windows on the building as they’ve gone a little crooked on me, and maybe add some more details on the side of the building as there’s a whole fire-escape that I’ve left out. But, I also like how blurred out the side of the building gets so maybe not. Sometimes the hardest thing for me with paintings is deciding when I’m finished.

Speaking of finishing things, here’s the completed painting that I posted about a couple of weeks ago. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!


Celia Yost

Celia Yost is a graphic artist and painter by both training and trade. She's also prone to ill-advised craft projects and yelling about politics.

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  1. So wonderful to see all the different stages, and watching how things take on shape and recognizability!

  2. Celia- I have a tiny room that I’m trying to organize to exist just for making art. It’s part of my studio but right now it’s pretty much just storage. You’ve inspired me to finally transform it and get on with things. Thank you! [By the way, I actually love the crooked windows.]

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