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Wabash painting revisited

I started this painting a year ago … and then things (life) happened and I never found time to get myself to the studio. It has some issues that made returning to it an unpleasant task. Layers of the older painting are totally dry now so reworking is impossible and some of the drawing was […]

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Addison Rooftops

Making time for the studio a success! Much better than complaining about not having time to paint. Check out the posts below to see how this painting progressed. Also, finally figured out that I had my exposure setting way too low on my camera and that was why everything was so dark! Will re-shoot next […]

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Winter Scene, Day 2

 

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Winter Scene

I started this new painting today, about 30 x 24″. I painted the sky but it was too soon – so I scraped that off. Too much paint early on (when I know I will be away from it for a few days) will make for unworkable opacity. The sky should be stormy but still […]

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Dry Cleaning, Alterations

I think that these night scenes are sort of like mirages; its a place that doesn’t really exist because no one sees it that way. The light is there and it has a life of its own – it might be your friend or a reflection of you – but its probably indifferent. These are […]

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Night scene in a shopping center

In anticipation of the holiday down-time, I primed several canvases with an oil-based primer around Thanksgiving. Its completely toxic (next time, a mask) but the best surface to work on. Its one of those shopping centers you see all along the main streets, with a dry-cleaners, chinese take out, pizza hut and 7/11. This one […]

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Book of collected watercolors published

Feast your eyes on my collected watercolors from 2009-2010. 26 pages, full-color, premium matte paper. Emily Rapport by Emily Rapport | Make Your Own Book http://www.blurb.com/books/1638108

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Summertime

[7/19] Just finished the watercolor I started Saturday. Still looking forward to doing it in oils – not that one medium is “better”,  just better at accomplishing certain things. I want those darks to be saturated and heavy – got to get that humid, portentous atmosphere. [7/17] Working on this today after finishing up most […]

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Painting the Neighbors

This is what happens when I hang out with Oscar on the porch instead of filling my time with “things to do” like errands and cleaning. Oscar’s way is much more relaxing. I might just spend the whole weekend away from my desk…

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Painting Winnemac Park

Working from a photo taken last summer that reminded me of one of the photos in the William Eggleston show in the Modern Wing of AIC. A similar palette of purples and greens; dusk, uncertainty – the little girl is holding a stick – petulant and bored, violent. Maybe. Some new progress paintings from the […]