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#57 TAKING STOCK OF ART AND MY LIFE – PART 1

At the age of 61, I feel like I am at the top of my game. And I am confident that I will continue to improve. This belief fuels and uplifts me. Continue reading

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#56 IT WAS FRUITFUL BEING AN ILLUSTRATOR – PART 2

Illustrating fruit has been a favorite subject of mine. For over two decades, I didn’t paint any new paintings for my own purposes. But 2020 became the year where that changed. Continue reading

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#47 LAYERS IN MY LIFE – PART 1

It has been four years since I’ve shared technical information on my illustration blog. I’m back! Continue reading

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#10 COLOR TO DYE FOR

I transitioned from painting with watercolors to painting with dyes. Dyes are a brilliant water-based medium. Some art directors don’t like their brightness, because there are issues when reproducing the colors.

Learning about painting with dyes was where everything changed for me. Initially, dyes are much harder to control. Their staining property causes the color to become embedded on paper almost immediately. Watercolors allow for patience and control in building up a color. With dyes, it is easy to go too dark almost immediately.
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