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New Drawings

In which I present two new drawings along with self-critique and one previous drawing with a far better scan.

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Dreamer & Izzy

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything, let alone a pet portrait. To be honest, after Christmas portrait orders fell off a cliff and haven’t bounced back yet. I think the economy is forcing people to cut back on the frills. At any rate, here is one of my absolute favorite Christmas portraits from last year. This is …

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Returning to My First Love

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About fifteen years ago, a local estate sale organizer tipped my wife off about a couple estate sales, strongly urging that I attend. My wife was one of her regular customers, and somehow she knew I was an artist. So I went, and scored a huge supply of oil paints, canvas, brushes, palettes, paper stock, and even a large flat …

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Watercolor Failures

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I’ve been failing at watercolor on nearly a daily basis, and I couldn’t be happier.

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Harvey in snow

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Harvey was a local commission as a birthday gift.

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2021 Christmas Greetings

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Our yearly Christmas card has been sent out to everyone on our list. If you’re not on our list, this is what you missed.

Milo

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This portrait of Milo shows how important the eyes are to a portrait. Get ’em right and you’re golden. Get ’em wrong and you’ll never be satisfied with the painting.

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Max With a Stick

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Max is a happy puppy with a stick. This is a portrait commission from early 2021.

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Watercolor Failure 13

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Watercolor camp continues this week. I don’t have a lot to say except my failures are starting to look better. Not good. Just better than before. That’s progress. There are quite a few things I need to work on, among them: Don’t be afraid of color. I tend to wimp out on color saturation on the early washes. I need …