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Shaleen Kapil
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More of England
After I quit painting my wild and crazy version of Cambridge, I decided to go wild with brushwork but stay truer to color with a painting of Windsor Castle. The goal was to show a soft view of the castle but not too fairy-tale. It is 8x12, and I ran out of ...
More of England
More of England
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Sometimes It Just Doesn't Work
I was working on the painting of the canal that I posted earlier , but despite help from my teacher, it is one of my fails. There are a lot of things that worked for it: the composition led the eye pleasantly, the colors provided  movement and contrast, and...
Sometimes It Just Doesn't Work
Sometimes It Just Doesn't Work
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Impressionist...Maybe
In my last post, I talked about how I tend to consider my art impressionist or realistic abstract. But I'm not following any rules of a style (there is enough struggle with rules of composition, value, color, etc.). So I'd probably name the two seascapes be...
Impressionist...Maybe
Impressionist...Maybe
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Impressionism...Color
When asked what kind of art I like, I usually say impressionist, or as time goes on realistic abstract. Both to me mean that the art will be something recognizable, but not realistic. Painting, to me, is an opportunity to edit the colors to create the feeli...
Impressionism...Color
Impressionism...Color
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Painting as Meditation
I'm getting ready to move, and my house has been full of craziness. To rest my brain from this stress, I've been burying myself in painting. I'm still painting some bluebonnets. So let me clear the air about a myth...There is a myth that it is illegal to pi...
Painting as Meditation
Painting as Meditation
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Light in the Dark--Value
This week, I worked on a portrait of my son. I took the reference photo with my iPhone, but it took it when it was dark with just the table lamp shining on his face. It obscured most of his face and left fun shadows to play with. I've really got to do my re...
Light in the Dark--Value
Light in the Dark--Value
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It's Not What You See
"What screws us up the most is the picture in our mind of what its supposed to be." Good advice for life and art. That was the theme of my art this week. I was attempting to paint the bridge in Little Rock that is historical, sitting in front of the modern ...
It's Not What You See
It's Not What You See
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The Problem With Grass
No, the problem with grass is not that it keeps growing, although that is a problem if you have to mow! (I am all about xeriscaping  myself.) The problem I am talking about is painting grass. It can be gosh darn frustrating. I have found that over time I ha...
The Problem With Grass
The Problem With Grass
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Mixed Media
Several students in my class are into mixed media these days. Scrapbook paper is having its heyday. Some of the most amazing artwork has come out of these students, so I finally decided I needed to try to experiment with it...only I took it a step towards w...
Mixed Media
Mixed Media
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In a Fog...Painting & Results
I recently posted about some of my successes. Now, I'm going to post about a less successful painting... I love bright, bold colors. Dramatic contrasts. Paintings like my ballerinas  exemplify that. However, I know that to evolve, I need to learn softness a...
In a Fog...Painting & Results
In a Fog...Painting & Results
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