Monthly Archives: June 2007

They Don’t Need Paintin’

  Before I say anything about this painting I feel I must answer that libelous remark by Lisa (see her post “The Painter’s Pursuit Of Dishonesty”).  She likes to needle people.  She didn’t really mean that statement about painting my head … Continue reading

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The Painter’s Pursuit of Dishonesty

 Bill has brought up a good point and put me between a rock and a hard place. I am struggling now to merge my righteous determination to be honest with my full on insistence that we lie as painters. Indeed deception … Continue reading

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Painting – A Lie?

  Lisa tells me it is better to be truthful.  She got started on this tack when she caught me being dishonest.  It didn’t take any great deductive skills on her part; I told her I was a fighter pilot … Continue reading

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Pink And White ~ Painting Love

   This was my daughter, Erika’s shoe when she was three.  I once had a photo of her in these tennis shoes and wearing a pink dress.  She was so beautiful.  I lost the photo and have been regreting it … Continue reading

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The Art of the Demo

 This was a demo I did for my class. Having taught for going on ten years now, I have become fairly comfortable with doing demonstrations. However, I still get a touch of stagefright when commencing and it involves a sinking … Continue reading

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Kassandra ~ An Oil Portrait, Moving Model

  After all these years of painting from models on Saturdays this is the first time I took a photo during the session and worked from it later.  The problem I found with doing this is that the photo pose … Continue reading

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The Art of the Miniature Painting

     Bill’s painting of Sue Bauer is one of my favorites of his. Nicely done. I am convinced Bill could have a whole career in painting hands alone, because he seems to be nailing that part of his portraits regularly.      … Continue reading

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