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January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 5-11

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 5-11

  Number 5 started out as something completely different. I spent an hour and a half working on that painting before finally deciding I hated it and wiped it. I’ve only wiped a canvas once or twice before, so it was a really hard decision. […]

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 1-4

January 2018: 30 in 30 Challenge – Days 1-4

  I finally started a real 30 in 30 challenge. I will paint one 6×6 inch alla prima painting every day for 30 days. I waffled back and forth about whether to start now or wait until February. February is when Leslie Saeta would be […]

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

  2017 was a very productive year for me. By far the most productive year I’ve ever had, and that includes my school years. This year, I completed 43 paintings and have grown considerably as an artist. To compare, I finished 26 paintings total in […]

Master’s Touch Oil Paints Review & Gun Still Life

Master’s Touch Oil Paints Review & Gun Still Life

    I promise I will get to the review, but first, a new painting and the reason for the review. This painting is a birthday present for my husband. I’ve never painted anything specifically for him before so I asked him if he was […]

Third Alla Prima Pumpkin Attempt

Third Alla Prima Pumpkin Attempt

  Ok, the ugly truth is I haven’t yet succeeded in an alla prima painting yet. I have made some serious progress toward it though. This one was done in less than two hours and only two layers. The part where I really saw the improvement […]

Two Bell Peppers

Two Bell Peppers

  I fell in love with the block in for this painting. I loved it so much that it took me a couple of weeks to paint over it. I wanted to leave it as it was so bad, but it was just too unfinished. […]

Jalapeños and Habaneros

Jalapeños and Habaneros

  Another quick still life to keep me motivated while working on other projects. I used a new red for this painting called Azo Coral from M. Graham. It came free with the Titanium White I bought so I gave it a try. Based on […]

Second Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

Second Attempt at an Alla Prima Pumpkin

  Happy Thanksgiving! I decided I needed to quit being lazy and get a holiday-ish painting done this week. And since I need the practice, I also tried to make it another alla prima painting. For my second attempt, I chose a similar but slightly more […]

Another Pepper Painting

Another Pepper Painting

Call me crazy, but these peppers are really fun to paint. I think it might be that since the pressure to produce a painting every week is off, I’m allowing myself to enjoy these a bit more. Plus, I’m working on some more difficult paintings […]

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

Kirby Pet Portrait Commission

  I put off painting this painting longer than I probably should have. I was very intimidated to work from a dark, out of focus and grainy cell phone photo. My mother-in-law took the photo of Kirby the day before he died and specifically requested […]