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#62 CAMELLIAS IN BLOOM

My most recent painting, “Camellia Tree” was definitely an exercise in patience. It also became an opportunity for me to explore endless green color variations because I painted a lot of foliage. Continue reading

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#60 AUTUMN LEAVES I FALL FOR

Autumn Leaf Medley was fun to paint. I’m so glad I took the opportunity to create an enjoyable painting for myself! Continue reading

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#59 LEMON TREE, BRANCHING OUT

I realize that my illustrations have shifted into a far more photo-realistic realm. I like to see my painting as a wonderful enhancement of my photographic layout. Even the process of creating my layout requires a lot of artistic skill and technical expertise. Continue reading

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#32 SOME SWEET ILLUSTRATIONS

This post is organized with illustrations following a “sweet theme.” One of the first lessons I had as an illustrator was how important promotion was. It turned out that one of my favorite paintings of a candy bar was a perfect image to tantalize an art director with. I love painting chocolate. The properties of dye allow for an amazing array of brown colors when painting chocolate. For me there is never simply “brown!” In working to create rich tones, I use colors such as amber yellow, mahogany, ultramarine, vermillion and other brown variants. Continue reading

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