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Deb Marett
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Completed portrait
She's finished now, titled "Laughter."  Difficult one, the reference was a tinted black & white photo from the 40's or 50's. She'll be shipped to her new home in another month or so, once the paint is dry.
Completed portrait
Completed portrait
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WIP, continued
As I work on this large portrait (24x30), I am learning more about trusting the paint & trusting the values. My mantra is "without light, there is no shadow, and without shadow there is no light." Next I need to go in & really finish up the face (and put on...
WIP, continued
WIP, continued
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2 more little paintings from my plein air weekend of freedom! :)
My Sketchy Life
My Sketchy Life
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Time for a plein air weekend! I've done this now & again over Labor Day weekend. Just doing day trips this time. So relaxing after the regime of work during the week! Got rained out for awhile, but still did get 2 small pieces. Heading out again in the morn...
My Sketchy Life
My Sketchy Life
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Samantha's Teething Face
Samantha's Teething Face
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Samantha's Teething Face
This was a new experiment--on watercolor paper, I painted a wash of coffee (several layers), and then did the drawing in graphite. I love the feel of it! It gives a lot of texture & character to the drawing. 
Samantha's Teething Face
Samantha's Teething Face
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I've been so busy with large work projects and other stresses that art has had to wait---which is unfortunate, since that is something that helps relieve stress! Having received very disappointing news today,  I have retreated to my drawing board. Whatever ...
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New WIP, looser style
I've been wanting the try a looser, more painterly style for awhile, and this portrait just seemed right for it. I have some extra time right now so am trying to get a lot of painting done while I wait for some actual paying work to come in! I'm really enjo...
New WIP, looser style
New WIP, looser style
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The Red Shawl 2, final
The Red Shawl 2, final
The Red Shawl 2, final
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WIP, continued
Slowly developing the details of the shawl. This part is much harder and I paint and then paint over, again and again. It would be easier to make the shawl with only suggestions of the details, but I feel it's important to learn this. 
WIP, continued
WIP, continued
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