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A Simple Abstract Painting Technique

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I struggle to create abstract paintings and I admire painters who can do it with what seems like little effort. I mean, how do you even conceptualize this stuff in the first place? In this blog post I explain an easy abstract painting technique....

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Painting of a Chicken as an Abstract Figure

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Chicken. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2017 As I get ready for the summer shows, I decided to go through some old paintings in my studio to see if I can make them better. My goal is to reuse the ideas behind them. I'm doing this because our new dog needs babysitting and I'm finding it difficult ...

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I'm Done With Clever Titles for Paintings of Chickens

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Chicken. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2016. Here's the latest off the easel. It's based on a study I did last month, which you can see on the blog here. I'm trying to get ready for an art fair/show in Seattle in early August, called Magnolia Summerfest. It will be the first real event I've done in the...

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Sketch Marathon Day 21: Chickening Out

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Looking Back. 8x8, oil on linen panel. 2016 I've been working intensely over the past three weeks to develop ideas for new paintings and most of these have been landscapes or seascapes. For a change, I decided to spend today on a sketch for a chicken painting that I've been meaning to do for a while...

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Piletina

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Piletina. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2015. More than anything else, I wanted this painting to be about the light and the way it varied in intensity from top to bottom and front to back. My starting point was a reference photo taken last year. There was out-of-focus chicken wire in the foreground whi...

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