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« on: October 21, 2009 12:37:31 PM »

This has been a rough semester for me, but I've come a VERY long way in my abilities since last semester.  I'm in the final push to finish up paintings and sculptures for my show coming up in two weeks so I've had no time for anything but making art.  Here are my latest finished pieces:

Oil on Canvas of my husband's 97 year old grandmother:


and Oil on board of my boss (this one has been a thorn in my side.  It was nearly done and in putting in final touches I screwed it up and had to wipe it off.  After doing this dozens of times I eventually wore off the good stuff I'd painted and I only had left a shadow of the original painting.  I was heartbroken, but I was DETERMINED that I would finish it so Sunday morning I sat down and decided I would not be getting up until I finished this painting.  It finally worked and this result is MUCH better than what I'd originally painted!): 
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« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2009 01:11:18 PM »

Gorgeous work.  Although, your post begs the question:  What's your major focus for school?  I'm in college, so I'm a bit nosy about what everyone else is studying...

- Cristy
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2009 01:13:30 PM »

"Wow" and "amazing" are the only things that come to mind. Other than that I'm speechless at your talent. From the thumbnail, I honestly thought the first picture was a photograph. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2009 01:31:10 PM »

CCC:  My focus is Illustration.  My plan WAS to minor in Painting, but the painting classes being offered through the Illustration department have been MUCH too good to pass up.  These paintings are for my Alla Prima Painting for the Illustrator class (we will be painting from life, but for now it's about learning to use brushstrokes effectively since nearly all of our painting classes for this major have been tight rendering with no brushstrokes.
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2009 02:05:56 PM »

I'm in absolute awe of your talent. Beautiful work.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2009 04:16:48 PM »

wow thos are good!
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2009 04:29:02 PM »

OMG! THose are fantabulous! What talent!
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2009 06:43:53 PM »

When I saw the first painting, I thought it was a photograph.  It's very, very good.  The other one is great, too.  I was just drawn to the first one.  Nice work.
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« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2009 05:55:38 AM »

It's funny how in person everyone likes the doctor painting more. Part of that is probably that with all the Galkyd that I used in painting it, it already appears to be varnished and that really brings colors and depth to a painting.

Thank you guys.
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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2009 01:26:52 PM »

Seeing these makes me really want to go back to school. They both are great! I love seeing the brush strokes. I think that it's harder to effectively use them than to have no brush strokes.
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