Category: A Painted Life

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8.0 Dark Raven

Dark Raven is right. Phew I wanted him dark and moody and I definitely went all in. First bird in oil and I think he will fit right in with my Halloween decor for October.

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7.0 Country Path

Size: 9×12Medium: Oils What I’ve learned in oils so far. I never think I’m doing it correctly or think I’m going to like it until the last 20 or 10 minutes. Once I add the finishing touches of lights and shadows it all comes together. Kinda like magic and don’t we all need a little magic now and then in our everyday lives? Talk … Read More 7.0 Country Path

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6.0 Apple Harvest

9 x 11.5 Oil on Wood Board Apple Harvest is based on a photo by Tiffany Anthony.  Here is my impression. I love dark reds and moody paintings. It’s apple season here. The harvest isn’t great this year most likely due to a surprise storm in the spring and dry weather. You can still find an apple here or there to pluck from the branches.

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5.0 Pumpkins and Peppercorns

Tis the season for everything pumpkin. I was feeling dark and moody for Autumn. I found this still life photo on Unsplash from Fraizer Dunleavy. Oil painting 5 is done and on to the next. 

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4.0 Red Pear

After the berry day, I had to go back to the pears for a boost of confidence. Happy little red pear.

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3.0 Blackberry

Blackberry was a class study piece. I think if I redid it again, I would make the bowl bigger than suggested in class and do the check pattern differently. Of course, I think I’m thinking acrylics because doing the background and then laying out the blue pattern would be easy. In oils, it may get muddy. Here we did each section at a time … Read More 3.0 Blackberry

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2.0 Pears

Size: 9×12Medium: Oil This is everything I wanted oils to do. I love the depth of color and the ability to blend. It’s the best of watercolors and acrylics for me. Class: Marion Parsons – Alla Prima

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1.0 The Silver Cup

So come on my journey while I dabble in oil painting. I’ve always been bemused with oils. They seemed like an unattainable goal. During college, I never was taught oil painting. The painting classes I had weren’t very helpful. We met twice a week and painted and critiqued each other’s work. Some of my pieces were shown in student shows and juried shows. This … Read More 1.0 The Silver Cup