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The seagulls trilogy

Finished the third of the seagull pictures. They were fun. The rest of the term will be portraits.

seagulls trilogy

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Latest painting

Class is going well. This is my latest effort. I’m quite pleased overall. The wing of the seagull landing on the fence isn’t quite right, though, and I’d like more contrast with the plover and the beach.

seagulls 2

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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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