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Warrior Princess, New Mask Painting in Process

I’ve been working on a new acrylic painting, Warrior Princess, inspired by a mask my daughter, Elya, made and a poem and post I wrote. Far from finished, this painting has truly been a delight, as I explored contrasts of black and … Continue reading

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How to Paint a Masquerade Mask

Here’s 5 helpful hints on how to paint a masquerade mask. I’m finally finished with an acrylic painting I’ve been working on for weeks and thought I’d pass on some tips on how to paint a masquerade mask. My daughter, … Continue reading

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The Pretender, Masquerade Mask Painting in Process

Here’s my current masquerade mask painting project in process that I titled, The Pretender. I’m working on the top parts of the mask now and thoroughly enjoying the challenge. Today I realized how far the project has come. Here’s a photo of … Continue reading

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Technology-assisted Art

My husband calls my technology-assisted art “cheater art.” When I showed him my latest oil painting in process, he chuckled and teased, “So is this the real thing or your cheater art?” His comments rolled right off my back like … Continue reading

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Oil Painting: An Experiment with Light

My current oil portrait project is progressing nicely. I began with a projector generated sketch, and then used Shiva Oil Painstiks.  Yesterday, I walked into my art room and noticed that the sunlight cast over the canvas created an interesting photo shoot … Continue reading

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Oil Portrait in Process: Mixing Colors and Painting Upside Down

Recently, I returned from a very stressful day and escaped into my art room to continue to paint an oil portrait of my daughter. I’m an amateur artist who finds it difficult to follow instructions, so I usually go with my … Continue reading

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