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This is my latest painting and the like. I had a few canvas panels and the like. I decided to finally try painting on a canvas and I must stay that it was a bit different. I do not know if there is something wrong with my canvas or what, but it was somewhat annoying. Still, I pushed on, and then I was able to produce something of worth. All commercial canvases come with gesso, so they are ready to paint. The surface of this canvas was a little blocky, so, when I added the paint, it looked a bit...

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This is another one of my self-portraits. The dog was an American cocker spanial. He was the last dog I owned. He came around the time that my old man died. So, he was there to fill a void created in the family dynamic. My mom was visiting a friend at  a farm. While there, she saw the dog raising a fuzz, barking all the time. The owner was complaining about the dog, and how much he hated it. Mother on a whim said that if he did not want it, she would take it. This is how we ended...

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I first heard of Tardigrades through the documentary Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey. This little critter is one of the many micro animals that live in a water droplet. I thought it was interesting the story about it. He can survive in out of space, and does not need to eat food for a year.  I decided one day to do an acrylic painting about this little critter. He is dreaming about his time in space. I placed him inside a water droplet, since he spends most of his time there. The painting itself did not take too long. I...

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Drawing figures dancing is an interesting venture in it of itself. It is not something that can be done properly by drawing from life. It is at this point where the camera comes into play. It can capture a moment in life, while the figure is in motion. It was admirable how it was managed in the old days. Just think of how many times the little model had to twirl to help the artist. Well, old paintings had the preliminary sketches and the other sketches. Very few painters had genuine photographic memory. I only know of one that had...

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