How I Soften Edges (Video) {Day 16}

Howdy, folks. I am back in the studio and moving slower than ever. BUT, I have a video for you. A few days ago I was asked to share how I soften my edges. So I was in the middle of a painting at that perfect moment when I could show how I do this, so I decided to put a little video together. Enjoy!

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Healed & Purpose – Paintings 7&8 {Day 9}

Things are clipping along. Tonight, I plan on painting one more and when I do, I will be ON TRACK!!!! That feels so good. But, I’m learning that two very late nights (i.e. early mornings) in a row is counter productive. So we’ll see what the evening holds. The balance of getting as much done as possible without burning out is the tightrope I’m learning to walk.

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Okay, so here were yesterday’s paintings.

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“Healed” •  6×6 oil

 

 

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“Purpose” • 6×6 oil

I’m not sure if I can adequately express how much all of the feedback here, on Instagram and Facebook have helped. Thank you for all of the encouragement and kind words and for following along. This is getting exciting and it’s because you’re along for the journey.

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So, this was yesterday.. {Day 8}

I got a notification that my Ampersand boards were on the truck out for delivery. So I decided not to go to the store and purchase boards there at double the price, again. I used the day for blogging and other needed things around the house, and then my dog alerted me that the big scary FedEx truck was here. And further alerted me the big scary FedEx man (who, no doubt, had plans to kill us all) was walking up to the door with a box, (which was obviously a bomb). I’m so thankful I have my dog to warn me of all the dangers that are lurking in our neighborhood.

I’m so very happy to be painting on my boards. I have learned, there is no substitute for my Ampersand Gessobords. ❤

I painted, and struggled with the painting of the painting.

I somehow managed to finish Zoe’s little haircut.

And I discovered that the birdhouse I precariously placed on our deck – where I walk, and where Zoe runs by daily was surprisingly hosting baby birds. I’ve been watching some Chickadees go in and out and thought they were building a nest. Turns out they were feeding their already hatched little ones. My son was so excited, and so am I.

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Potential {Day 8}

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“Potential”

 

Oh, boy, this painting was. a. struggle. I wiped it out and almost wiped it out a second time, but then, finally, it started to show….potential.

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These lilies, when they do open up are yuuge! They are getting ready – you can see the colors change and the petals slowly open, but they’re not in full bloom, yet. However, when they are, look out for a grand show! There’s so much potential in these unopened petals. It’s coming but we just have to wait.

 

 

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Vibrant {Day 7}

Well, last night I decided to paint again and didn’t finish until 1am. HOWEVER I’m so glad I did. I was really feeling these roses that I saw in my garden yesterday. These are the ones that are super bright red, but the underside of all the petals are white. Stunning for sure. I could see them painted already. So, I present to you painting #4, “Vibrant”.

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Vibrant • 6×6 oil

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Time Lapse Teaser {Day 6}

Good morning! I have something special for you, today. But first, a message from our sponsor…..  me.


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Now, onto my surprise – which has been ruined no doubt by the title. I tried out making a time lapse video while I paint. There are some kinks to work out, but I thought I’d share some of the shots with you anyway. More videos to come this month! Enjoy!
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Success!!! {Day 4}

This is going to be super short, but I wanted to let you know that this happened tonight.

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After a desperate email to 171 staff, they said it was totally fine for me to use my own boards. That’s some major expense I wasn’t planning on, but it will be totally worth it to paint on what I’m used to. 

 

 

 

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I realize the photo quality isn’t great, but my photography brain cells went to bed hours ago. 

I aim to paint again tomorrow evening. Check my Instagram for images in real time. {as opposed to the images in fake time that are fraudulently posted here}.