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Bob Witte
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"Her better half: modwestern gothic": finished painting
Actually, i finished this a few days ago and neglected to post it here until now. 

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Now it really is finished
You will probably have to look closely to see any differences. The artists who read this will probably understand those niggling little things that bug you near the end of a painting. Those things that only you see but their aggravation grows exponentially ...

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a study in values: "serenading miss rachel"
i'm not sure i will get to any painting today so i thought i would check on the values of the painting. when i looked at it this morning while drinking my first cup of coffee, it just looked off. i wasn't worried about it, this early on i the process, but i...

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"Serenading Rachel" continuing with a WIP
just a bit more on our Seattle busker. I doesn't seem like much, but I thought and experimented for about an hour before I figured I knew what I wanted to do for the large shape over his head. I knew from the get go that I wanted it dark. I experimented wit...

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"In the moment" and beginning of "serenading Rachel"
I know, I know, been along time. No useful excuses, just pure sloth, I guess. Hopefully this may make up for it. "in the moment" I started this first painting almost 3 months ago. I changed tactics on the background several time and finally settled in the g...

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another great photo session
i have enough material to give me inspiration and references for paintings at least until the ice next descends from the polar regions. ashley met me at the studio gallery 1311 for a photo shoot a few days before christmas. she was her usual energetic, inve...

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" in the moment" (wip, 15"X21")
" in the moment" (15"X21") i have been working on a couple of things for the last week or two. one is a commission for someone of a vietnam war vet who died recently. i bartered some modeling time for the painting. i think i came out ahead on this one as sh...

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"somewhere between there and now" : finishing up
well, i finally got up the gumption to put in the marks along the left side of this painting à lá daniel sprick. i chose a compliment of the glowing yellow background washes. i think i like it. i also liked the saturated red along the top that sort of recap...

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finished the class demo....figure in landscape
the class was back at it monday morning after a 10 day vacation over the thanksgiving holiday. we tackled the figure in landscape of the fisherman the demo of which i started at the end of the last class. it will incorporate virtually everything that we hav...

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"somewhere between there and now"
this will just be a brief post to show what i am working on currently. it's obviously a work-in-progress. the process isn't actually different than what i have been doing painting-wise. however, the thought process and the preparation is different. so what ...
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