prayer flags paintings stage 5

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I went out to the studio just to have a look,
in tidy day clothes of course
Taped over both paintings and re-glazed the thin sharp gaps with a nearly white mix of paint and sunflower and turps
Removed the tape and added some more red, blue and yellow oil bar to bring up the colour again
They might be finished

Rondelles (Abstract)

this post by said simply was my inspiration for my new post and category : 5minute doodles, thank you!

Simple Thoughts About Life & Stuff

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This one came together in my thoughts and then I sketched it out.  Wasn’t sure what to do with it and then the idea of a series of colors that became a noticeable pattern came to mind.  I love these cute little round guys.  Not sure why, I just find them appealing.  I think they look like the little balls on an abacus.  My girlfriend, to whom I owe the name of the painting, says they remind her of Fruit Loops (super sugary Kellogg’s breakfast cereal here in the U.S.).  I forgot all about Fruit Loops.  Loved them as a kid.  Especially loved how they turned my bowl of milk into a sugary nectar!  Hope everyone’s holidays have been wonderful!  Create all the way into the New Year and beyond!

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5 minute doodles

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the Himalayas are so vast and overpowering that I am finding it difficult to approach the task of painting them

the scope and spread and scene is just too huge

after seeing some of ‘said-simply’s doodles here on WordPress, I decided to have a go at loosening up with some really quick pastel sketches

so here they are

I’d include a link to said-simply’s blog but I don’t know how! I”ll reblog another of his posts in a minute instead

prayer flags paintings stage 4

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I’ve worked on these for a week now, today I added a dribbly top coat of a very pale blue with safflower oil
It needs some more highlights so when this glaze layer is dry I will work over it with random scratches and dashes of white and yellow
Still a bit too specific and representative for my liking, looking for a more impressionistic abstraction