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This moment

Title: This moment
Oil on Canvas
12×9 Inches

This is a color study for a new pose that started this week. Many of my color studies are more detailed than traditional studies, but executing these studies helps me tryout various combination of color mixes.

When all things fall apart, there is only one thing left to do—very carefully, put everything on the palette on the canvas.

Je — May 18, 2022
Swipe to see the work in progress, including the initial pencil sketch.

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Time

Title: Time
Oil on Canvas
48×24 Inches

I spent 3 weeks painting this portrait.

So much has happened during that time. The war in Ukraine is still raging on, Inflation has been driving up the cost of everything—apparently there is shortage of baby formula, Twitter is slated to be owned by Elon Must, etc.

Despite all that, time moves on.

On the personal front, I began and completed this painting, had a successful class exhibition with fellow artists—One of my painting was recognized with a blue-dot award—and I finished my #100HumanChallenge.

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Twenty Minutes

After a series of short poses that range from 1 minute to twenty minutes, I got around to draw a twenty minute portrait from life this afternoon.

Twenty minutes can be spent on doing lots of things: do nothing, watch TV, go for a walk, read, or create something.