Tulips 4

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I started this one the other day, before I started intentionally painting quickly…I almost didn’t finish it, but went back to it to see what would happen.  Not my favorite, because I found myself fussing over it too much!  But I like comparing and trying different painting styles, so here it is.

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Tulips 2

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I had to paint fast with this one because the light in my dining room changes quickly as the day moves on!  I think I’ll try one more like this tomorrow because being forced to paint fast meant fewer brush strokes and less fussing…hopefully the tulips will hang around another day for me!

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Flowers from My Guys

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My guys gave me a beautiful bouquet of tulips over the weekend, so I’ll be rearranging and painting them this week. Thanks, Pete & Kai!  The fun part with this one was trying to capture the way light and shadows were playing off of the glass and the water…a little tricky!

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Car Show 4

Proportion and perspective were very challenging for me on this one — definitely something I want to work on.  This is the last car for now…time to paint something else!

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Car Show 2

While I don’t think I quite nailed this one, I enjoyed trying to capture the way light and shadows were hitting the hood of the car.  When I’m painting, I try to shut off the verbal part of my brain, and just think in terms of shapes, values (lights vs. darks), and colors.  Since I don’t really know that much about cars or the names of car parts, they are great nonverbal painting exercises for me!

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Car Show 1

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Several months ago, my brother sent me some cool pictures he took at a car show out in California.  The colors, shapes, and light looked fun to paint, so I held onto them.  I’m so glad I did because I’m having a blast painting these!  Thanks so much for the reference photos, Justin — these next few are for you!!

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Lotus 3

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This is the last lotus flower for awhile, but I’ll return to them soon — they’re very fun to paint!  I used more paint and fewer brushstrokes to paint this one, and the process felt better to me.  I’m looking forward to trying this out with the new series I’m starting today.

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