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Wild horses

This is my idea of learning to paint horses.  Started with water soluble Lukas Berlin.  I didn’t find these paints colors were intense enough,  they were great for blocking in.  Layered with Richelson oil paints and M Grahmn with a little walnut oil and spike oil.  This made a big difference.  I would love to find a less expensive oil paints to achieve a beautiful painting.  What oil paint do you use?  What do you recommend?  

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Grand children!  A special kind of love!

This an oil painting of the grandchildren on the beach.  I love seeing them happy, playing and enjoying there youth.  It brings back memories of vacations with my siblings, parent & children.  Happy times of the past with memories I will cherish forever.   Family is the most valuable possession we have & we should enjoy every moment we have with them. 

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Grand Isle

I spent last weekend at the beach at the Gulf of Mexico.  I really had a relaxing weekend.  Bird watching, fishing, taking in all of the scenery. 

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Solitude

I had the most peaceful relaxing weekend.  We camped at a little state park called Lake Lincoln in a small town in Wesson, Mississippi.  Lovely view of the lake.  The fish weren’t biting but the park was beautiful.   We stayed in ou little t@b campe. It was so much fun. Our tiny camper looked so small compared to the big campers,  I have to say I think we were just as comfortable and had the same luxurys as the people in the huge campers.

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Challenge!

I have to say this one is finished.  I’m determined to learn to paint people.  Practice, patients and determination. I will get better!

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Work in progress

I decided I would try to paint a human.  My granddaughter to be exact.  I have never had a lesson on portraits so I’m pulling out books and reading.  Hands are difficult is what the book says.  Yes the book is right about that!  I sketched it out with graphite first, (I rarely sketch on my canvas with graphite I normally just dive in with the paint brush.  I’m so glad I decided to sketch it on the canvas.  I thought this would be a quick painting.  I’m determined to finish it!  I’m not sure who it will look like.  Pets, farm animals, are forgiving but people aren’t.  My granddaughter loves it!  She’s a great girl.  I think the idea I am painting her is exciting to her. Critiques, advice highly appreciated.  I love critsism it helps me to improve!  


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Banana nut! 

Interpretative painting done for my sister as requested for her kitchen.  I like the way the banana turned out but I need to practice on walnuts.  

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Louisiana Flooding

Not much coverage on the news but about 1/3 of Louisiana is underwater!  Baton Rouge the state capital, Lafayette, Deridder, & many more towns.  I heard today about 140000 homes are damaged from flood waters.  The water isn’t receding.  I’m on high ground thankfully.  I did go to the grocery store today & the shelves were bear.  They said the deliveries can’t get here due to interstate flooding.  Some people aren’t getting help.  It’s seems.  Like the forgotten state.  This is indeed worse than Hurricane Katrina.  No warning, no one prepared are able to evacuate.  A big surprise!  Prayers needed to keep our state United as many volunteers are rushing with boats, food, clothes, and helping one another in times of need.  As we say Louisiana born, Louisiana strong! 

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Paint Basket lesson

Dale Rowney water soluble oils sponsored this free lesson with paint basket.  I used Lukas Berlin water soluble oils.  This was the wet on wet technique.  I had paint all over,  me, the computer, I made a big mess.  This is not how I use my water soluble oils.  This lesson teaches you the right way to use this type of oil paint.  This was a really good tutorial.  I like the McCaw I painted.  

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