Welcome! This blog began as an assignment in a digital art class. That was in 2008. I decided to keep it going as my art journal. It is fascinating for me to see how a painting develops, so this is where I post my painting progressions and exciting new things I find on creative blogs and websites. I hope you will learn along with me about painting, drawing and all kinds of art.


This one will take awhile ... whew!
But it is fun. Several people have already guessed it.


No time to paint today. 
This is a sketch done as a warm-up for painting the other day.
My little figure lost her arm!
From my large sketch book - 17 x 14



Zoom In #6 Finished

After Sydney Mortimer Laurence (1865–1940), The Silent Pool

Oil on canvas, 8 x 8"
The limited palette on this Zoom In:
ultramarine blue, cadmium yellow medium, alizaron crimson, white, black.

This yellow is so orange that I could not get the lime green 
that Laurence had for the mid-distance trees and the pool. And I do
not like to use pure black out of the tube, so I added the crimson or the blue
for what I hoped would be a bit of richness.


Zoom In #5 Rembrandt Finished

Zoom-In of Portrait of the Artist, 8 x 8", oil on canvas

Omg, it is amazing how you can just keep going and going on a painting 
if you don't step away from the easel, and say, I'm done! ... so ... 
I finally said "it is finished." 
AND, appropriately - Rembrandt supposedly did utter, 
"A painting is finished when the artist says it is finished."

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Back to it...

My Rembrandt zoom-in. Getting more paint down ... 
... aaahh, feels so good to get back to my paints & brushes!


Another very quick session, like 5 minutes...more in a week!


Rembrandt Zoom-In Beginning

Start of my Rembrandt zoom-in -
I actually like it just like this...oh well, we will see


Self-Portrait - my favorite artist

Rembrandt van Rijn
Portrait of the Artist, ca 1661-1669
oil on canvas, 45" x 37"
 from English Heritage, The Iveagh Bequest (Kenwood)

This is my next zoom-in. Love.


LPC finished

S B Pump House, oil on canvas, 12" x 12"
This was fun, however, for the fb challenge, black is suggested in the five "color" choices. 
(The colors are: white, black, ultramarine blue, alizaron crimson, cadmium yellow-medium.)
I prefer to mix my own black and didn't use the tube of black at all in this piece.


On the Easel

...a bit of diversion from my Zoom-In paintings. 

This is the start of another 
Yes, I did have to do it ... don't most Juneau painters?
I still like "Sandy Beach" by Alexis Roberts Keiner VERY much!

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