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Lisa Larrabee
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Fine Artist & Art Instructor
Fine Artist & Art Instructor

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Drawing General to Specific: Pencil vs Charcoal
These are stages of a still life drawing that I did in graphite (pencil).  To begin, I lightly toned the entire drawing surface (white paper) with graphite.  Once basic shape relationships were in place I erased out the light shapes.  I built values using s...
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Draw What You See General to Specific
It is easy to say that you should draw what you see when your goal is to draw with accuracy.  However, it takes practice to truly observe the shapes, values and relationships as they are and not how we perceive them to be. During classes, I like to set up m...
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Paint Fearlessly! Exploring Cold Wax Medium
Longing Oil  12" x 16" artist Lisa Larrabee I always try to challenge myself with each new painting.  Still, there is always the thought at the back of my mind that reminds me that I don't want to screw it up.  I decided that I needed to create a painting w...
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From the easel painting stages.
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Paint with Realism and Expression
A Quiet Reminder Oil  18"x 24" artist Lisa Larrabee It has been a constant challenge for me to paint with... paint .  I would load up my brush with paint, lay it down on the surface with bold intention and then eventually smear it around until it was smooth...
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Portrait Painted General to Specific
Gabriella Study artist Lisa Larrabee 9"x12"  Oil This oil study was for a painting demonstration.  I wanted to begin the portrait with general shapes.  I did not start with any preliminary drawings.  Initially, I laid down even simpler general shapes with T...
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