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Planning
Reviewing images of photo captures
and earlier paintings helps as I develop
the content for the show.

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Mapping
A rough floor plan of the gallery
space with canvas sizes, content
and hanging ideas in mind.

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Selections
Final selection board with all
of my photo captures that I
intend to paint for the show.

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Photo Markup
Marking up the photo selections
with target canvas dimensions plus
an alphabetical code that links them
to the gallery floor plan helps to keep
the process organized.

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Cropping
All photo selections need to be
cropped proportionately in order
to translate well to their target
canvas size.

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Canvas Preparation
Gesso is applied to all canvases
in order to prime them for painting.

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Drying Canvases
After gesso application,
the canvases need to dry
for a few hours.

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Preparation Complete
These canvases have now been gessoed
as well as marked up with canvas size
and alphabetical code information for
placement in the show.

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My Studio

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Brushwork
Oftentimes I start a session
with quiet brushwork.

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Hands-On
Suddenly a paint session may
become hands-on.

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Hands-On
Painting with my hands
allows me to connect with
the work at a deeper level.

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Hands-On
This can help me achieve the affect
I am looking for at times when brushes
would feel too limiting.

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Palette Options
Sometimes the best palette
is close at hand.

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Furry Art Patron
Spotty keeps me company
in the studio and once in awhile
he stops to look at what I have
been working on.

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Near Completion
Breakthrough is almost
complete.

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Base Coat
The raw umber base coat
has been sketched in for
Searchlight.

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Third Session Complete
About 4 more sessions to go
on this little piece called
Searchlight.

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Glazing
Many coats of detailed glazes
get applied.

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Complete
Searchlight is ready to be
named Searchlight.

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Applying Base Coat
Sketching in the raw umber
base coat for Sunrise Symphony.

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Naming
After about a half dozen
considerations, Sunrise Symphony
wins for the most fitting title.

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The Great Pug Art Critic
Leonard examines the base
coat on Moonrise in Lavender.

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Approved
It’s okay to go to the next
paint session on this — he
likes it.

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Base Coat
Raw umber base coat
for Morning Mediation.

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Done
Morning Meditation is completed.