Archive for April, 2018

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New Drawing: Javier Dozes Off

April 24, 2018

My friend Javier said he’d let me draw his portrait as long as he could take a nap. Fine with me. Didn’t manage to get to his hair. Let’s just say it’s white, and leave it at that.

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Improving My Watercolor Strainer Frame

April 11, 2018

The thumbtacks I used in my simple frame for the last painting worked okay, but I wanted to go back to the sturdier method of using binder clips as in my larger frame. I decided to just glue some wood strips to the sides of the frame.

This shows the back of the assembled strainer. I cut 4 thin strips of scrap chipboard to 1.5 inches wide, and glued them to the sides of the frame with contact cement. Now I can use the binder clips to hold the wet paper tight. Ready for another painting.

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Painting Final: Over Her Shoulder

April 6, 2018

Okay, I’m calling her mostly done. I’ll likely go back over it later with some touch-ups after I let her sit for awhile.

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Painting Update: Over Her Shoulder

April 3, 2018

Got all the holiday business out of the way, and sat back down at the easel to get this painting further along. I had to wrestle a bit with her hair, but I think it’s starting to look right. Her face will be the next area to work on.