Tag: painting process

A Sneak Peek at my Painting for the Symbolically 8 show!

  I couldn’t decide – share my newest piece with you (painted for Gallery 8’s Symbolically 8 show) OR share some paintings related to Springtime. I’m so excited about my new piece, I decided Spring can wait until next time! (And in the meantime, if you have any ideas for paintings to do with Springtime,

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The Evolution of “The Ginkgo Tree”

  As you know, I am in full swing preparing for my May show at Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island. One of my new pieces that will be in the show was inspired by the view of the ginkgo tree in full autumn regalia outside my studio window. I just couldn’t not recreate the glory

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Andrea del Sarto, "Portrait of a Man," c.1517-18, oil on linen, 28 1/2 x 22 1/2 in, National Gallery, London

Andrea del Sarto – High Renaissance master

  The other day I came across a painting by Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530) and was reminded of how much I like his work. There is something about the way he painted fabric and his use of a particular red that I react to emotionally. As well, he painted such interesting expressions on characters that

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