I painted most of the day yesterday. It was a bit of a struggle but I felt more confident in what I was doing than I did at the Seattle workshop, so I am improving. I realized that I need to spend more time mixing my initial colors on my palette, and while I’m painting I need to quit making little paint piles all over my palette. I still struggled with my decision process on when I should use cool colors versus warm or neutral colors. But now that I have had some time away from the painting I can see it with a fresh eye, and I feel like I can start a new practice painting and make better choices. So I’m not sure I’m going to finish this one, I think I learned what I could from it.

By Cody Deegan

Cody Deegan is a life-long artist versed in drawing, painting, sculpting, and design. He studied filmmaking and character animation at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles as well as figurative oil painting at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle.

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