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Oooh! Tiger lillies?! A remembrance of my childhood, please let it be those messy beauties!
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Oooh! Tiger lillies?! A remembrance of my childhood, please let it be those messy beauties!

They are from a picture I took at the greenhouse on the Biltmore estate.
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These arenít technically on my easel (as itís broken and I just prefer to paint over something) but they are my little experiments at the moment and Iíll start glazing them soon, after a little reworking to the verdaccio study. The verdaccio (left) is on Arches oil paper and the right is Strathmore oil painting paper 400.

I have a bit of a love/hate relationship going with the Arches. The surface doesnít easily allow for the nuanced values I rely on heavily for realism and drama. Itís forced me to kind of simplify and stylize what Iím painting to get a result I like enough to carry my interest through to the next stage. At points it actually just makes me feel like a bad painter- a bad drawer even, at that- but by the same token, I sort of enjoy the process of deciding and pruning away what is non essential. I often gravitate toward soft focus, sfumato-esque paintings by other artists but I can never make myself dial down hard edges and sharp highlights and the surface texture of this prevents me from intuitively working them in.
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Michael, I like the lillies. It looks like you laid down a wash, and then started lifting out to the white canvas? Richard Schmidt's book has a great chapter on that process.

Goodcat those portraits are lovely, they carry a lot of life and emotion. I'm a huge fan of monochrome and you've nailed it.

I had a friend come over for a couple sittings last month and did this portrait. I told him he could have the painting in lieu of payment for modeling. When it turned out to be my best portrait to date, he smiled and let me keep it for a few months.



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This is a monochrome from June using the Schmidt technique of wash, and then lift out. This was day 11 of plein air painting in the Grand Canyon with temps over 100. My brain was baked:

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They are beautiful, Michael. Not tiger lilies, but still beautiful!
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More progress on the Mustangs today! The 66 plate car on the right's coming along nicely:





Got a fairly clear week next week so hope to get this somewhere near finished.

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I thought I would share what Iím working on right now. Itís a portrait of my middle grandson and is 8 x 10Ē on wooden cradle board. Itís close to being finished but Iím trying to decide if the shirt is too dark. It draws attention away from the face I think. Iím still working out how to use oils (this is my third oil painting) since I usually use watercolour. But Iím really enjoying trying a new medium.



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Hi Ellen, think you could be right about the darker areas of the shirt - they do draw the eye. Beautiful work nonetheless, the light and shade on your grandson's face is wonderfully handled.

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It is beautiful Michael. Love the hollyhocks. I am working on some small pieces on papaer, a few of them are related to Santa Fe. I just haven't had time to finish any enough to post.
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It is beautiful Michael. Love the hollyhocks. I am working on some small pieces on papaer, a few of them are related to Santa Fe. I just haven't had time to finish any enough to post.
I like to see them at all the stages.You should post them.
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Mark,

I love your portrait of your friend. Itís funny how hard it is to see color when you first begin to paint- or attempt any type of realistic form of art- and then it seems impossible to see much else after youíve been at it for awhile. Itís a wonderful expressive portrait.. I am trying to curtail my use of pure vivid color, but I obsess over intense color palettes in othersí paintings.

For the record, the studies I posted earlier were underpaintings for glazing experiments. I chucked one and Iím working on the other. I donít think I could stop at a monochromatic stage, though I really admire so many that Iíve seen. I just love color way too much.

Ellen,

Your portrait of your grandson is so charming and beautiful! He will treasure it so much when he is older.


It has been a chaotic week here and I am working on a personal painting that I may never show at all. It feels very private and I pick it up and put it down as the mood strikes. Between sessions, I have been doing studies. Nothing earth shattering, but tonight was the first night I painted anything directly in six months or longer. I did a couple of eye studies at midnight and gave them about an hours worth of attention each, and it was strangely nerve racking to even paint something so small and trivial in one layer. I feel very rusty but also satisfied.
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