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Let’s face it

acrylic painting process

Let’s face it

Every movement adds to the overall expression of a painting. But when there’s a face - it can change everything. Like this one. I’ve painted over the face several times. Look at this version!   She looks a bit sad and that’s not the expression I’m going for. On the good side, all these painting over the face again and again is making me more happy with the face shape.  Here’s where I am with the painting right now. Might leave it like this. What do you think? The full size version.

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Love to hate an oil painting gone wrong

oil painting

Love to hate an oil painting gone wrong

This is part of an oil painting where things haven’t quite gone the way I want it to. Then again, when does ever?! Having everything go the way I think at the start is a sure way of not painting a masterpiece. The process of letting the idea, brush and colours lead the way is a sure way of discovering things. This painting sits in the kitchen easel and I see it all the time. I’m a novice in painting, and even more so in painting with oil. I’m eager to make quantum leaps in my painting and looking at something...

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Nightlife imagined

acrylic nightlife painting

Nightlife imagined

Part of series of paintings on the nightlife imagined theme. Exploring ways to draw and paint these kind of scenarios. It’s fun! 

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The beginning of it all

painting

The beginning of it all

I didn’t want to paint, or I really deep down wanted to but didn’t think I could. Then one day... ...I just started to paint. And I could. I wanted to add some colour to a black and white Posca pen drawing. I got some yellow paint, a brush and then some more paint. And I haven’t stopped since then (june 14th 2019 if someone’s counting).  Isn’t it great to go back and look at your progress? Awesome is what it is! Love where I started off, love the progress, love where I’m at right now, and love where I’m...

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Falling in love with a brush

brushes

Falling in love with a brush

There are brushes and there are brushes. For a while I wanted to try the Catalyst by Princeton synthetic brushes and now I have! They are A M A Z I N G! Stiff and yet responsive. And they look so yummie too. Gosh, I’m a nerd 😊 I bought mine at Jackson’s Art but I’ve seen these brushes elsewhere too. 

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