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Art class continues

This is the project from the last couple of weeks. I did two versions of the same subject, a tuna boat approaching a pier just before dawn.

abstract view of tuna boat at Dutch Harbor

abstract view of tuna boat at Dutch Harbor

More realistic treatment of tuna boat

More realistic treatment of tuna boat

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first painting of 2017

This is more warmup than anything, since it’s been a couple of months since I did any real painting (as opposed to sketching, or finishing acrylic on canvas paper. View of Heidelberg Old Town from the Schloss. I think it looks a bit like I’m standing in the remains of Sleeping Beauty’s castle, where the briers still haven’t given up.

Heidelberg Old Town from the Schloss

Heidelberg Old Town from the Schloss

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more of this class’s work

canyon

This one’s still in progress; the canyon walls and the stream are still unfinished and I’m not consistent about where the sunlight is coming from. But it’s coming along nicely.

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last painting of the season

I’ve been forgetting to post my progress. Here’s the one I’ve been working on for the last two weeks. I’m not sure whether it’s finished or not.

rhododendron

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The first part of the year has been less productive than I had hoped, mainly due to serious family drama (middle son and wife splitting up) which really hasn’t taken that much time since they’re in California and we’re in New England. But there’s been a lot of time in conversation, and a lot of time lost to just pondering.

Possibly as a result of having so many churning emotions that are hard to articulate, I put a lot of emphasis on my art classes. I’m quite pleased with the progress I’ve made there.

Got one shiny new idea and worked on it for March Madness. Will keep poking at it and the teenage vampires story; hopefully one of them will be ready to go for November, if I decide to NaNo it.

I’ve made it about halfway through the Crows draft. I’m working on it for Camp NaNoWriMo this month, with the goal of having a solid though not polished manuscript by the end of the month.

May will be primarily a reading-and-crocheting month, with a scaled back Story-A-Day.

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Yeah, the night before this week’s class, I finally remember :p

I still can’t get the car right, and the perspective on the shack is off, too. May need some more work on that before I start the big painting.

another study of sunrise and coffee shack

sunrise and coffee shack

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Art Class 3 March 2016

I did another study for the big project, this time focusing on the sunrise. Came up with this, which I’m fairly pleased with:

study for sunrise in big project

study for sunrise in big project

I’m going to play around some with the band of green and mountains behind the guardrail; I think it probably needs to be darker relative to the green in the foreground.

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