• Day 10 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge and Workshop Round Up

    1 month ago - By J. Frederick Art

    The 30 day challenge is progressing. I've stopped waking up at 1 a.m. eager to post my painting early so it will show up in the first 50 or so paintings on Leslie Saeta's blog (not that it makes any difference to anyone but me).
    "Golden" 6x6 oil on panel
    "Don't Tread on Me" 6x6 oil on panel
    I am still on track and have tomorrow's painting ready to post, although the one after that is another story.
    I started a painting on day 4 of the Qiang Huang workshop but it is not finished and I'm struggling with the "modeling and consolidation" phases of the painting.
    Over all I was delighted with my...
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  • Day 18 of the 30 in 30 Challenge

    Day 18 of the 30 in 30 Challenge

    1 month ago - By J. Frederick Art

    Day 15 "Kissing Apples" 12x12
    I'm still on track but I no longer have a couple of days worth of paintings in reserve. Unless I paint something today I'm out of new paintings to post. I did paint one yesterday when I joined Qiang to paint plein air at the Elisabet Ney Museum in Austin, but it's a wiper. Actually Qiang convinced me to keep it but said I should paint another one and use the first one as an example of what not to do and never let anyone see it. Yes, it was that bad. Well it did have one redeeming value, I was not unhappy with the perspective, but that's the only part that went...
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