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Painting a portrait with a limited color palette

Acrylics New Painting Technique

Painting a portrait with a limited color palette

  There comes a time when you realize you’ve been down too long. There is no turning the page, the only way out is to close the book. The inspiration behind my newest painting was the moment of realization that you've been down too long, that you have to close the book on a relationship, and showing the strength to walk away and start over. As substrate I used a 16x20" gessoed wood board, and I started with a rough sketch in bold black outlines.  When I imagined the piece in my head and began to mix the colors, I...

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The silver lining to the isolation: Excursion into Portraits

Acrylics New Painting

The silver lining to the isolation: Excursion into Portraits

“The shattering of a heart when being broken is the loudest quiet ever.” – Carroll Bryant Everyone is working to adapt to a changing situation right now, and my art is no exception.  Until COVID-19 my focus was on abstracts in alcohol inks. You might not know it, but one material that is required to create the wonderful movement and flow of inks, is isopropyl alcohol. Due to COVID-19, rubbing alcohol (= isopropyl alcohol) is urgently required for disinfection in hospitals, as well as in professional and home environments. Shelves in drug stores are empty - it's almost impossible to come...

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Creating art and staying connected in today's world

New Painting

Creating art and staying connected in today's world

  Dear Readers, As concerns about the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 increase, I wanted to talk about what is happening in my studio and what I'm doing to care for my clients during this time. My plan is as follows: Working remotely, connecting digitally: Because my studio is in my home, I have all the resources and tools I need to continue creating art. However, as art shows and upcoming exhibitions have been canceled, I currently can sell my art only through my website and Etsy. I'm hustling from home and I'm here to support you with the best service you’ve come to expect. Your health...

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See my art at the SEAF 2020

Exhibition

See my art at the SEAF 2020

  So this was the first time that I entered a juried show. I wasn't sure what they're looking for, and I did not expect anything. The more I was surprised that I got the letter of acceptance by the curators of The Seattle Erotic Art Festival. I've submitted all 4 paintings of my "Sensuality" series, that celebrates femininity and the beauty of the female body. 3 of the 4 paintings got accepted into the show and will be available for sale during the exhibition.   The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is an experience unlike any other festival or gallery you...

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New Work: Someone I Loved

New Painting

New Work: Someone I Loved

  First loves leave vivid memories because of the intense emotions. If your first relationship was anything like mine, you'll have mostly tender thoughts, but also some sad memories. All these conflicting emotions and feelings are woven into the layers of my newest painting, “Someone You Loved”. Light and dark. Loud and quiet. Hard and soft. Texture, layers, drips and letters of the alphabet created a love letter to that long lost, first sweetheart. Acrylics on canvas, 24'x30”.  Available - find details here. This painting is currently exhibited as part of the Valle-del-Sur art guild art show.  Open from 3/2/2020 till...

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