Lilacs, oil on linen

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For a week, I stood in the backyard studying the form and color of lilacs.  Hidden among the trees, I tested out Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Violet Deep, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Raw and Burnt Umber and Rose Red Deep. Time was running out as the temperatures climbed.  Soon, … Read More

Kabocha Squash Study – Day 20 Strada Easel Challenge

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Some days are just too beautiful to sit indoors.  Today was one of those days.  Since I didn’t have enough time to drive to a painting location today, I set up my easel on the back deck.  Another scouting trip around the house procured a miniature Kabocha squash. I placed it … Read More

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