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I painted some cool hands yesterday.

They aren’t finished yet, but I should be finished with this by next Weekend. Then I can Show the whole painting.

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Oil Painting Aurora.

Finished this, this week. A very good friend of mine posed for this. This and my painting The Raven’s song will be entered into our towns art competition this fall. I’m happy I finished this in so short of time, I guess I’m just getting quicker. I also think its time to get out of my comfort zone and paint a dragon or some other fantastic beast. It will either be a dragon or a sphinx, but then again when I write about what I’m going to do next, I usually paint something completely different.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

 

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Lets Start Something New.

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Starting a new painting is hard for me until I find my way into it. Its hard to explain, its like searching for the picture on the canvas and being afraid you’re going to screw something up. You just have to get through this part, I always tell myself.

The first one is only two weeks old (crappy photo) and I’m slowly getting the background to were I want it to be. The second is a portrait, because I like doing portraits and I thought this would be cool and I don’t want to get out of practice with putting down paint wet on wet.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t let fear influence you, we are living in the best of times.

Bill

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Logan’s Discord.

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In November I told myself I would be painting something ugly. I was a little disappointed in the vote in USA and wanted to let my disappointment out through my painting. I decided to paint one of my comic book heroes that I collected as a kid. I wanted a little symbolism in the painting also, so let me explain:

First, the eye in the background is Prof. Xavier the man who founded of the X-men and a powerful telepath. Second, the the giant X in the background stands naturally for the X-men. The skull stands for death, Logan’s constant companion, but always seemingly out of reach (I know Logan is still dead in the Marvel Universe). Cyclops is also in the background and The Phoenix stands for Jean Grey. The flames stand for the chaos that was his life. Okay I know that was a bit melodramatic but those were the thoughts that I but into the painting, I hope you like it and understand if you don’t, painting with skulls in them usually put people off.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Half-Way mark.

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So heres what I’ve been working on for the last month and a half. I November last year I had no idea what I wanted to paint next. I read somewhere you should paint something or something you are interested in (fan art) or look up to. I decide to go back to my comic book years and pick a character that I thought was cool, my first thought was wolverine or Spiderman. Both character in conflict with themselves ( early spiderman) and their surroundings. I settled on Wolverine. I had my wife take pictures of me posing in different Wolverine poses and settled on this one. I still have about a month and a half work left with this one, but so far I’m liking it.

Thanks for stopping in and stay warm,

Bill

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The Red Stool.

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Hi people, things are getting back to normal here. Life is slowing down and I’m finding time to paint, and finished this last night. I’m slowly gathering ideas for my next larger painting, it will be maybe something under water or a touch oriental-fantasy.

Thanks for dropping by,

Bill

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Unfinished business.

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Didn’t quite get this done this weekend. I’ll save it for next week. I’ve about two or three paintings to finish before I start something bigger again. Unfortunately I have no ideas for a bigger painting. I guess I’ll just get everything done that I have laying around here to fill the time.  Now its time to put the brushes down and spend time with my family.

See you next week,

Bill

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Black and White. Oil Painting

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Hey people, I know that I said I would be showing details of my new painting, but I decided to get it finished and show the whole thing. Anyone who has dropped by here the last couple of weeks will probably recognize the main figure from a study that I painted a couple of weeks ago. These studies pay-off, I was able to paint the figure faster then I usually would, because I knew what I was reaching for. On to the next painting.

Take it easy,

Bill

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Fan Art : Harly Quinn.

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Heres the finished painting. It took me two weekends (about 8 hours) to finish. Oil paints on oil paint Canson paper. Still working on a larger painting during the week, next week I’ll be able to show some details that are finished.

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Bill

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Unfinished Business.

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I love seeing unfinished paintings, you usually can see how the artist works and the decisions he makes. I decided to paint everyones favorite female lunatic Harly Quinn. I found the perfect (for my tastes) reference and started painting Friday afternoon, thinking I would finished this by Saturday evening. No such luck, I loved the skin tones and the hair and got lost in them, but I wanted to get this one exactly how I imagined it. I usually can get these portraits finished on the weekend so that during the week I work on my larger painting. I’ll show the finished piece next week (hopefully).

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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