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Intruder. Oil Painting

So I finally finished this one. I have to admit, I wasn’t in a hurry and I didn’t push myself. I want to show some action in the painting, a dragon invading the territory of another and the other defending it’s roost. I got the idea from seeing two birds fighting in the air and spiraling to the ground.  My next painting I will see how fast I can get it done, I have an idea and I already started collecting reference material for it.

See you later,

Bill

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My painting set-up.

This is my little corner of the house that I paint and draw in. It has a lot of natural indirect sunlight which I love, and I can open the door and go outside if I want some fresh air.

My dragon painting is coming along, I’m still in the “happy-state” where this will be the best painting I’ve ever painted. I also changed the perspective, I think it give the picture more dynamic.

Stay cool.

Bill

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There be dragons.

Did you ever see two dragons fight? I was thinking along this line as I was racking my brain trying to come up with a dragon themed study for my next painting. I also want to show some movement or conflict between two dragons. Maybe a territory fight or one dragon protecting his brood. Anyway I will comitt to this one and see it through to a finished painting. I’ll look for a cool background and cut out the dragons and paste them over it for the finished reference, maybe a mountain with a blue sky.

Thanky for dropping by and stay classy,

Bill

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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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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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Sketchbook Post.

I have three sketchbooks and all are about one quarter full. My goal this year is to fill at least one of them by the end of the year.
As always, thanks for taking a look,
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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There be Vampires.

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Last weekend I was laying in bed feeling like my head was about to crack open and I wouldn’t have been surprised if Athena burst from my head fully armored ready for battle. But of course I am not Zeus, even though I think every person carries a spark of divinity in them ( some people hide it better). This is what I was working on the time of me being struck down. It wasn’t meant to be a full painting, just an idea that I wanted to see how far I could push. I finally had enough mental strength to pick up my pencil yesterday and do some sketching, it felt good to get back in the saddle.

See you next week,

Bill

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