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William McGregor Paxton, Tea Leaves.

Due to life getting in the way of drawing and painting, I don’t have anything to show this week. Sooo, I introduce you to an artist that I just discovered for myself: William McGregor Paxton. Tea Leaves is the title of this painting, as if the seated woman would be trying to read her future at the bottom of her cup. Beautifully rendered and is reminiscent of Vermeer, who he looked to for inspiration.

Thanks for looking in,

Bill

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Oil Painting: Esmeralda.

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I’m very happy with this piece. I lost myself in all the details in the dress and hair. This will go in my portfolio. Now on to the next one, I started drawing a dragon scene with graphite, trying something new and getting out of my comfort zone.

Thanks for stopping by,

Bill

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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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Some times the best ideas come when you least expect it.

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I was doodling in my sketchbook the other day and came up with this great figure that sort of reminded me of a vampire. I decided tofollow through with this idead and created a 3D character in makehuman and set up a scene for my next painting. Here is the render from Blender that I will use as reference:

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I’ll fill out the design of the clothes and add a few trinkets she will be wearing but all-in-all I’m pretty excited about this painting.

I’ll show the finished Wolverine painting next week that I have been working on for the last two months.

See you around,

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.

Thanks for looking in,

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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A riddle, wrapped in a mystery

 

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A study for my next painting. I see all my mistakes and will correct them in the next painting. Trying to get a feeling of mystery. The painting will have a full-body pose though and a different background. Thanks for looking in.

Stay healthy,

Bill

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