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I paint many demonstration paintings as I teach and most of the time I don’t go back and finish them up because I don’t usually have time before I am on to something else.  But occasionally I will go in and tighten up one or two so that they are a little more complete.  Here are a few that I did add a little more to recently.  You can see the original posts for these paintings here:  Still Life,  Sailboat Landscape, and Tulips.

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The Virginia International Academy students painted this little still life this week.  We have been working on a variety of subjects and styles since they started painting at The Studio.  They are doing beautiful work!

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Kids Learn to Blend

Kids Pear Cherry.jpgOur lesson yesterday at the Kid’s Painting Class was on blending colors.  We painted a lovely still life with Pear and Cherry and they did a great job blending the colors on the fruit.  Keep up the good work kids!

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Camp 6 Day 2 Cezanne Still Life

Painting like Cezanne

Yesterday we studied Cezanne at Art Camp and painted Apples & Pear, a still life, just like Cezanne’s.  And these kids are AMAZING!  Look at what a great job they all did.

Camp 6 Collage 2

Collage Bird

And when we had a few extra minutes at the end of Monday and Tuesdays sessions we put it to good use and created a collage painting of this little bird.  Beautiful!

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8 Small Fruit Paintings

8 Small Fruit Paintings

A few weeks ago I shared a couple of posts with you about a commission that I have been working on of some small fruit paintings.  You can see that here.

Here is a picture of all eight little 5″x7″ acrylic paintings completed.  The client picked them up yesterday and she liked them!  Yeah!

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Kids Paint Pears

20150429_170931_resizedThe Kid’s Painting Class painted a wonderful still life yesterday of pears.  Great job everyone!!!

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Warm-up Abstract

Warm-up Abstract

Warm-up Floral

Warm-up Floral

Warm-up Pear

Warm-up Pear

In our Wednesday morning adult art class this week I gave a demonstration on “Loosening up” your paintings.  I took a workshop several years ago from Robert Burridge, a terrific California painter and teacher, who taught us to do these warm-up paintings.  His idea is to line up 6-8 sheets of watercolor paper and then quickly lay on several colors of paint.  They will then all look like abstract paintings.  The second step is to paint out anything that doesn’t look like whatever subject you want the painting to be.  For instance, in the floral painting shown here I filled in background and added a vase.  Then I shaped up a few of the colors to look like flowers and leaves.  This entire process, all three of these paintings, took about 20 minutes.  This forces a painter to work quickly and loose.

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