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I unplugged last Friday and tried not to use my computer except for email so I could spend all my time in the art studio working on six new paintings on board. I have some minis and medium sized paintings in the works as well but I put those on hold to concentrate on the six.

I’ve accomplished a lot! I’ll share a bit of what I’ve done and then I’m back to the studio to keep working on them.

The first layer on my paintings is about getting some color down.

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And working with creating texture. I use a ribbed t-shirt pressed into the paint to get some of the lines and layering of color. (See my art video on my youtube channel where I talk about creating texture.)

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I knew I wanted to paint more birch tree paintings.

My imagination envisioned trees leaning into each other. Trees living near water or with animals. So I started seeing in my mind the trees in their surroundings and started laying down their white base.

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I  really love painting these whimsical worlds because I can add anything I want to them such as organic forms…

detailsand horses and moons…

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and water,

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and birds.

birdAnd color. I love adding color! I can’t wait to get back to working on them!

They’re in that in between stage right now and I know after today they will look more the way I want them to. So check back tomorrow and I’ll share more of their progression. I’ll show you what is living in that pond of blue water and what else lives with this bird.

Until then, enjoy the colors of your life!