Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sketch Exercise

I’m sketching/painting a 30 minute picture or design each day.  Today’s offering:  March 29, 2011.

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Abstract Painting of Parade

Here is the early phase of an abstract painting of two boys at a parade.  The painting is colorful, and has a sense of excitement, as they anticipate the parade.  One boy is about to lose the top of his … Continue reading

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Abstract Portrait of Girl

These abstracts are a challenge… more to come later.  I love the bright colors!

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Watercolor Class

I’m taking a class in watercolor in which you paint an abstract as a base, then a portrait over it.  I’ll post the result.

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Portrait Wins Award

The Northstar Watercolor Society members peer vote awarded second place in the Intermediate class to the painting of the baby boy, at the monthly meeting last night.

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Baby Boy Watercolor Portrait

Here’s the final painting of the baby boy.  His personality is beautifully expressed in the portrait.  He is so friendly; he breaks into a big smile when anyone talks to him.  I smile whenever I look at his picture!

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Sketch of Conversation in Sign Language

Two women kindly allowed me to photograph them using sign language.  This will be my next portrait.

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Watercolor Portrait Nearly Finished

I think this painting of Caleb may be finished.  His portrait captures his friendly personality… I can’t help smiling when I look at it!  I will bring it to my painting group for comments and suggestions.  It’s always good to wait when … Continue reading

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Watercolor Portrait of Baby Boy

This is the beginning of the portrait.  This child is so personable, just a joy to paint.  The goal is to feature the child’s friendly personality.  I will upload the painting as it progresses.

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Portrait of Young Boy

Tomorrow I start the portrait of the baby boy, Caleb.  Progress on the watercolor portrait will be posted on this site.  Caleb has lots of personality, and will be fun to paint!

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