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Painting

Mark-making ideas from Lewis Noble

I really enjoyed the night at Browne when we used different tools and techniques like this to make different marks. I can see how it will make for much more interesting paintings too. Check out some of Lewis’s.

Note to self: Keep playing.

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Painting

Excited to say, I’ve got a new painting (the lamp one) underway. I’m well into the underpainting. (I decided to go traditional and use raw umber and ultramarine blue for that.)

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drawing

My eldest daughter

My eldest daughter
Pencil on paper

Drawing faces is hard. The tiniest mismeasurement can ruin a likeness, and make the proportions look a bit odd, which I think they do here. Having said that, I’m pretty happy with this (drawn from a reference photo, not from life). I captured at least some of what I was trying to.

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Sketching

A few flowers

Sorry, the lighting wasn’t great when I took the photos. I like the first one the best. The brown on the last one is a bit overbearing.

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Quotes

Talent is overrated. Skill is aquirable.

Seth Godin

Just as well because I started this art thing with zero talent! All I have are desire and perseverance.