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Ala Prima


I have been working on using the palate knife for a long time.  Some things come out better than others, but to get better this is a road I need to follow.

I ran into this video over the weekend and thought it was good enough to share.  The artist is Mike Pintar and he is a Wisconsin artist who as far as I can see uses a viriety of styles, & paints.  I really love his style, he is easy to follow, and understand.

Lately I’ve been working on a couple of things, but I’m in my studio for about 4 – 6 hours a day painting and creating.  For me it’s a miracle, and when the muse is here, I certainly don’t want to push it away.  So while you are watching this video, and hopefully getting some new ideas, I’m going to be working on some things that are in the process of being finished.

I think the video is perfect for a gloomy rainy day.  So get some popcorn, and enjoy the show, I know I did!

Color Is To The Eyes…..


As Music Is To The Ears!!!

I’m told that quote is from Tiffany, but I’ve never been able to prove it.

Today is a great day to learn about mixing flesh tones.  Since I’m not a portrait artist, mixing flesh tones isn’t anything I do often enough to be really proficient in it.  But with an easy to follow tutorial, mixing flesh tones isn’t so bad.  I’ve done it many times, but I still need to refresh my memory prior to starting anything with flesh on it.

This video is only ten minutes long, but it looked good, and to someone it will post at just the time they need help most.