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The Warrior

My latest painting from Chris Soohoo’s Sun Space painting workshops. Learning so much! Chris helped me with shapes and proportions. Think of the head as an oval, but you can use straight lines. Make the top of the head a straight, diagonal, angled line, to represent the tilt of the head. Think of everything, even …

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Patio In La Quinta

I painted the backyard at my grandma’s house. This turned out surprisingly well; maybe my favorite painting I’ve done. Starting out on it, I thought it’d be my worst. So, I guess the lesson learned is… stick with it.

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Walking on plein air (A view of San Jacinto)

I went out to La Quinta this past weekend to visit my grandma. That Sunday morning, I did my first painting en plein air. It was incredibly relaxing and peaceful. I’ve always loved this mountain view of San Jacinto, which is just walking distance from her house. The painting process took about took two and …

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A joy-ride in a paint box

I started painting in December. Why does one decide to paint? I got the initial seed of the idea when I read ‘The Last Lion’ series of Winston Churchill biographies, and discovered how much joy can be found in painting. How it could take one’s mind off the ‘black dog’ of depression, apparently. And it …

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