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Different Strokes

Shadows and Saturation

8″x 10″acrylic on masoniteOne of the fun things about the current image from Karin Jurick’s DSFDF challenge, was all of the red I found in the figures after enhancing the saturation in photoshop. Playing with the saturation and hue in photoshop has hel…

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Different View

Karin’s original reference photo5″x 7″acrylic on masoniteThere were two things that I particularly appreciated about the current painting challenge from Karin Jurick’s DSFDF. First of all, the reference photo provided a new subject matter with a multi…

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Challenging Cupcakes

Karin’s reference photoOkay, so Karin Jurick posted a photo of colorful cupcakes to paint for the current Different Strokes for Different Folks Challenge. I thought, “How fun! This should be easy.” Not so! It was hard. But I loved it!What I loved about…

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Taking A Break

8″x 10″acrylic on masoniteThis is the current entry for Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes From Different Folks Blog. What I enjoy about painting people is having the time to contemplate and consider who they are and what they’re doing instead of just p…

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Rest From Row

8″x 16″acrylic on canvas I am continually surprised by the Different Strokes From Different Folks challenges. A subject that seems simple can be hard and one that seems hard is often easy and enjoyable! I thought this would be a bit boring and was conc…

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Summer Veggies

5″x 7″acrylic masoniteThis colorful arrangement of summer vegetables was the current image for Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes From Different Folks .Click image for larger view.

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A Colorless Challenge

This challenge from Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes From Different Folks blog was tough for me! As you can see, the reference photo is colorless…..thus the challenge. Make up the color! How hard can that be? It’s farmland and sky! Ahhh, but there ar…

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Madison Ave., New York City

8″ x 10″acrylic on masoniteA photo of cabs at the corner of 39th and Madison Ave. was the subject for Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes From Different Folks challenge. I had a great time with this!I have been learning a lot about seeing color by taking …

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Diana For Karin

white & black charcoal pencil on gray Canson paperThis challenge from Karin Jurick’s website Different Strokes From Different Folks, was to paint or draw from a photo of the statue “A Companion of Diana”. I chose to use a gray colored paper which …

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At The Beach

acrylic on masoniteHere is my latest entry to Karin Jurick’s Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. It’s April 1st, 39 degrees and raining here in Portland, OR so painting this beach scene certainly leaves me longing for sunnier, warmer, weather…

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