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Painting, it begins..again

I have been spending a lot of time this year sketching, in ‘@FiftyThree‘ s Paper53 app on the ipad or at the live drawing events held by #Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group. I think it’s time to start painting now. Working with brushes is flowing like it should. I start to paint after the kids go to bed then I lookup… and the sun is peeking in. Feels great to lose that much time.

Three 40″x30″ canvases, and I have a 40″x70″ that i need to sand and surface. These pieces are still in progress, the one in the center is close to being done.

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Working on some, overdue, new pieces for #‎sisandmoon‬‘s. Lots of work to do but it’s coming out like it hasn’t in awhile.

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Green dog is going to get finished. it has been kicking around the studio for a few years. this one is going to be therapeutic.

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Figure drawing event, Sketchbook look.

Lots of figure drawing lately. It is good to draw like this again. I went to a class in Alpharetta, the ‘Alpharetta Figure Drawing/Painting Group’. They have a nice academic format, ten to twenty one minute warm ups, then some five and ten minute drawings. Oh and did I mention the cookies, lots of cookies. Then after a cookie break we do some longer poses.

On this day, my first time at the event I forgot to note the times for each drawing… fear not I will fix that in the future.

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This was a short pose, I felt like warming up with hands. First time sketch live models in two plus years.

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More hands to warm up, feeling good now.

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I am able to get some back and face in this one, I think the lighting was very challenging, that’s a good thing, so it took a minute to find my values.

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Now some feet.

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Toes, need to do some toes… Fake means from memory.  While she was changing poses, maybe..

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Ahh a slightly longer pose. I like the ‘lay’ of the hand in this one.

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Again the light was challenging I remember trying to find shadows.

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This was a long pose 10 or 15 minutes, I think…

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The model was switching poses and seamed so naturally at rest while she rubbed her hands, I think it might have been cold in the studio.

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Last and longest pose.

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‘Paper 53’ has new tools and I think I like them.

If you draw but don’t do it in a computer (photoshop, illustrator, and more) you are going to enjoy Paper 53, it’s on the iPad. They have just released some new brushes and I am liking the roller (fill tool). Now some self promotion… look what i did with it. If you are inclined Please! add your drawing to the comments as I would love to see them!

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Car trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles.
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My old neighborhood.

… and you can check them out here: https://www.fiftythree.com/paper

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Woman in Fall… Prints

“Woman in fall” 2015, acrylic on canvas.
FYI: If anyone wants to pay for the printing I will gladly send you a print! 16X20, on canvas, varnished and on a .75” standard stretching bar ($60.23). Shipping’s on me! Cause I like you guys, or I’ll drive it over and drink your beer!
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5JKT58D5C2HMU
 

The original will be at ‘Sis & Moon’s after it get backs from ‘Gallery Street‘ printers.

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Clock? A new coast to coast lunchbox style clock.

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Coast To Coast Clock

Making new clocks with custom faces. One set to each coast time, set inside a, neat, found lunchbox clock. screw driver and watercolors will travel.

Starting with face and some random painted part, see the ‘eye’ near cloths pin.
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Sub-garden in the clock…IMG_1644.JPG

Rainy day planning set into the clock…IMG_1641.JPG

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