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Painting Sculpture

Varnish and Spinal parts

I decided to varnish the painting because I don’t want to work on it any more. The gloss from the gamvar varnish seemed almost too glossy. I had to let it dry for a couple days and thought maybe I had applied it too thick, so I used Gamsol on a rag to remove the […]

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Painting

Finishing up

The difficult decision at the moment is whether or not I am finished with the “Tattoo Girls” oil painting. The problem is that I can still see many areas that can be improved, but I’m not really wanting to work on it any more. I have a day off tomorrow so I will see after […]

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Painting Sculpture

Painting close to finished

I managed to paint quite a bit over the last few days. I plan to work on the hair of the brunette, add some touch ups to the background, and add tattoos to the redhead. Then I think I will be done. Tonight I started designing a new spine for the art mannequin. I’m going […]

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Sculpture

Skeleton design changes

I gave my skeleton a hard assessment today, noting all the things I want to be better. And I only have two complaints: 1. The stand is awful. It won’t hold position unless the bolts on the hinges are super-duper tight. Redesign the stand hinges. 2. The spine doesn’t operate well. Redesign the spine.   […]

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Digital

A little here, a little there…

Not too much to report this week. Work has been busy, not much time for projects. Valarie (the model for the last two paintings) has been working on her drawing skills and I attempted to share some of my knowledge. I’ve come to realize that it is a tough subject for me to teach. Anyway, […]

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Painting

Tattoo Girls render started

I had a day off today and I promised myself I would paint. So after I dropped my son off at school I came home and set to task. I got my paints laid out, mixed up some flesh tones in varying values and temperatures, put some linseed oil in a cup, and I started […]

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Painting

Ready for next stage of painting

i was able to finish laying in the first color stage today. I still feel sloppy and not as analytical as I should be, so my goal for the next phase is to really get my brain involved in crawling across every surface and feeling confident in my color choices. I really want to bring […]

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Painting

Highly analytical or messy guessing?

I can get into a mindset while painting where I analyze very carefully the color and tonal transitions across each surface, meticulously trying to match my paints to what I see…moving through the artwork at an incredibly slow pace. The results are usually worth the hard work. But this sort of process also makes it […]

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Painting

A bit of painting today

I alternated between putting fenders on my Jeep and painting today. It’s difficult to be satisfied with my artwork sometimes. I feel like it’s coming out okay, but as an artist one always wants to be better. I filmed all my progress again. I only worked on the face and neck.  Near the end I […]

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Drawing Painting

Starting the next painting

I started another painting a couple days ago.  I wanted to do one that wouldn’t be so time-consuming, and also I wanted to try a different technique this time.  So I’m taking a break from the Tattoo Girls painting and using a pose from the photo shoot I did with Valarie a few weeks ago. […]