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Hi Everyone!

I apologize for being MIA the past few weeks.  I’ve been doing a ton of painting for a private client.  All of my painting was done for private clientele years back, but now I am happy to add the world of art galleries, mall windows, and Starbucks.  You can never have too many Starbucks around, especially when my work is displayed in their coffee shops!  The Starbucks in the town of West Chester is now proudly hosting 2 of my more recent works of art on their wall.  Check it out if you’re in the area!  The paintings are photographed below if you can’t make it there to see them yourself.  And of course, they’re for sale if you inquire within the coffee shop.

Back to updating my blog again!  Stay tuned for updates throughout the summer months in the Art Association, the mall, and more….  Take Care!

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Hi everyone!

I have all sorts of updates for you this week!  I finally finished the seashells from my previous post. (check out the beginnings of it!)  That will be in my portfolio next Thursday, and with good timing since it’s nearly beach season!

With the gardens in bloom, I have a ton of ideas running around in my head.  Just have to make sure they all make it down on the canvas!  Right now, I have a couple of works in progress.  To give you a glimpse into my studio, I posted the beginnings of 2 paintings below.  They should be finished in time to make it to the Exton Mall next Thursday.

Reference Photos for Tulips
A couple of reference photos

Tulips - In Progress Poppies

In case you haven’t been in to the Mall in a while, here’s a few new things I have in the mall now.

At the Mall Now Purses on Display at the Mall

Hope you enjoy what you see!  Completed paintings and more ideas to come soon.  Until then, take care!

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Another rainy day made it easy for me to spend my day painting sunnier days!  May flowers are not far around the corner, and hot days at the beach close behind.  Two new sunny days minis are going to the mall first thing tomorrow morning  (4/22).  Make sure you check them out.

Purple ClematisSummer Bay

Keep thinking warm, summery thoughts!

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Hi Everyone!

I am painting several small paintings to be matted for my portfolio at the Mall. One that I am working on right now  is seashells.

I usually start with a rough sketch to decide on the composition. For this painting, I was able to use the shells to decide on a pleasing composition.  The sketch is fairly rough and serves as a guideline for the painting.   The rest of the painting is taking shape in my mind as decide on the composition.

When I am satisfied, it’s time to move on to the fun part – painting. I decided on  a simple shoreline background with the shells as the stars.  I start by laying in the mid tone background colors and use gesso to lay out the shape of the shells. There’s still time to correct placement, shapes, and colors if I need to.

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Stay tuned to see the final painting!