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Intersection 8"x8"

Intersection 8″ x 8″

 

Intersection 8" x 8" Adjusted

Intersection 8″ x 8″

Can you spot the difference between these 2 paintings? Sometimes I think I’m finished, but after looking at the painting for a few days I see things that must be fixed. The lowest sign on the post HAD to be removed. Now if only I could figure out how to fix the grass…

 

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3" x 3" acrylic painting

3″ x 3″ acrylic painting

The latest in my series of tiny paintings. They keep me painting when art time is limited.

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North Poles  3" x 3"

North Poles 3″ x 3″

I don’t usually name these small paintings, but it’s 8 days until Christmas and I couldn’t resist.

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Acrylic Paintings  3" x 3"

Acrylic Paintings 3″ x 3″

Since many of these will be given as Christmas gifts, I decided to make some that are appropriate for the season.

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3" x 3" paintings

3″ x 3″ paintings

Once again I am working on these little 3 inch paintings, perfect for gift giving. I really enjoy them because they are quick and give me a break from my larger “serious” paintings. They remind me that painting should be fun. They also work as little studies for large paintings later on. I’ll be focusing on these until Christmas.

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Sky - Study 2   8" x 10"

Sky – Study 2 – 8″ x 10″

Yikes! My painting time seems to have disappeared lately. I am finally posting this second sky painting and I have something new on my easel.

Last weekend I hung several paintings at Performance Works on Granville Island. My work will be there until June 2nd.

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Sky - Study 1

Sky – Study 1   8″ x 10″

Last week a friend and I were chatting about the importance of experimenting with our art and technique. Of course it’s much easier to keep painting things that have worked in the past – which is what I tend do do. So I decided that maybe it was time to leave my comfort zone.

There are a lot of things I don’t know how to paint but I usually just dive in, with varying results. But I am intimidated by painting skies. I avoid them whenever possible. They make me freeze up and I don’t know how to do them. So this is the first of a couple of sky paintings. I hope I learn something.

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