Spokes

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I tried painting on gessobord for the first time with this one, and WOW – so fun to feel out how the paint moves around differently from when I paint on a canvas or canvas panelboard.  I love the way the paint effortlessly glides onto the surface, and because of that ease, I was able to adjust the angles of the spokes a little by blending the edges.  I think I’m hooked!

My very talented brother, Justin Pyatt, sent me the reference photo of a bike wheel for this one.  You may recall that he provided the reference photos for my Car Show series a couple months ago.  Thanks, Justin!!

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Upcoming Art Show!

I have some fun news to share:  5 of my paintings will be included in a local spring art show!  If you live in the Boston area, mark your calendar — Art Blooms on Albion, Thursday, April 6th 5-8pm & Saturday, April 8th 10-1pm at the Albion Cultural Exchange in Wakefield.  This will be a lovely event featuring local artists “exhibiting the spirit and beauty of the plant kingdom.”  Stop by and say hello!

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Lucy & Pig

This week, I decided to switch gears and paint my 11-year-old puppy.  This is the first time I’ve tried to paint her — very challenging!! This still needs some work, but it’s driving me crazy, so I’m going to set it aside and try again soon.  Happy Adoption Day, Lucy!!

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Nasturtium 1

We plant nasturtiums in our veggie garden every year.  I painted this from a reference photo I took last summer…I’m looking forward to warmer weather so I can get outside and paint from real life!

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Bowl of Roses

The fun part here was painting the stems and bits of petal that are beneath the surface.  I think I’ll do one more rose painting before moving on to something else…I’m on the lookout for more underwater things to paint!

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