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IN PROGRESS | SMEAR-PROOF
2012.August.19, 1:25am
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I completed this three-column scooter drawing a couple weeks ago. The Post-Its are dual purpose: They keep my hand from smearing the next column over (Sakura Pigma Graphic pens like to smear), and they keep me from getting overly enthusiastic and adding a scooter where I hadn’t planned on one. This drawing is kind of a warm-up for a larger piece I’m going to start as soon as I can find a 36X48″ piece of paper that isn’t wrinkled, rumpled or rippled.



IN PROGRESS | ART PORTRAITS
2012.August.7, 5:13am
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Here’s part of my newest experimental series, Art Portraits. This one didn’t turn out great, but I like the Garfunkels and the middle Blakey. Problem is that the famous Arts all seem to be from an earlier generation. That won’t stop me. Expect to see more Art work soon, if only so that I can think of more silly ways to describe them as “Art.”



IN PROGRESS | PUSH MOWER 2
2012.June.19, 5:55am
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Details from my freshly completed New Landscape Paintings – Push Mower. Full-sized finished version here.



IN PROGRESS | PUSH MOWER
2012.June.14, 6:09am
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The latest in the New Landscape Paintings series, now featuring Golden Heavy Body Acrylics (and one tube of Winsor lemon yellow) on canvas. The final version can be viewed in my gallery, but not until there is a final version. Almost there.



IN PROGRESS | TREE TRIMMER
2012.May.17, 7:44am
Filed under: 2012.MAY, IN PROGRESS

Though it’s not quite finished here, I have completed Tree Trimmer, the sixth of my New Landscape Paintings. If you count more than six of them posted on this blog, that’s because one or two of the earlier ones didn’t make the cut. So far these are all acrylic on paper, using Blick and Liquitex paints from large, relatively cheap tubes. The packaging says they’re lightfast but the low pigment/binder ratio does get difficult (eg, cadmium orange and raw sienna both require double coats to show up well, even on white paper). After this I may upgrade to “artist-grade” paints.

The finished version of this painting is in my gallery.



IN PROGRESS | MOWING EDGE
2012.May.1, 12:57am
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My Landscape Series continues. Had some trouble with the beauty bark and the funny angle of the guy’s foot. Still haven’t finished the foot in the fourth picture here, but worry not: I eventually worked it out. One of these days I’ll get around to posting a pic of it with my other finished works.



IN PROGRESS | WEED WHACKER
2012.April.21, 11:03pm
Filed under: 2012.APRIL, IN PROGRESS

The finished painting of this whacker of weeds is in my gallery.