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Insanely Fast!

This is crazy!  I started working on the pattern for “Mary, Mother Of Jesus” on August 12th, and I finished her just FOUR DAYS LATER, on August 16th!  That’s a real record for this project!  I had no major problems or obstacles that needed to be worked out, not even anything I want to fiddle with after the fact.  Everything went quickly and smoothly.  Wow!  Would that they all could be so painless!  With the completion of Mary, I am now two thirds of the way towards my goal of finishing all twelve paintings.  I’m getting excited to get them finished.  I have her calligraphy yet to do, but that shouldn’t take but a couple of days or so.  I can’t get over how fast it went.  I think Jesus just wouldn’t want me to mess up His Mamma!  I thank Him for letting me paint her (as I envision her) so painlessly!P1150278 P1150282 P1150275 P1150272 P1150269 P1150268 P1150266 P1150262

“Sarah” Has Come And Gone!

Oh my goodness!  I’m thinking I got a new computer somewhere in between this post and my last one, which may account for no recent posts about the creation of “Sarah”.  She went well.  I started her in July and finished her yesterday, including all calligraphy.  She, along with “The Woman Who Anointed Jesus”, both await framing.  “Sarah” was challenging to do in many respects, but not something I thought would be awfully troublesome.  The one thing that annoys me is the tent flap, which seems like a silly thing to give me trouble.  I may fiddle with it some more.  Meanwhile, here are a few pics of her progression.P1150228 P1150223 P1150131 P1150171 P1150185

She’s All Done, And It’s All Good!

I tinkered around with “The Woman Who Anointed Jesus”, and corrected a few tiny little things that no one but me would ever notice, but she’s exactly the way I want her now.  The hardest part of any of these paintings for me is the lettering of the scriptures which accompany each piece.  I don’t enjoy lettering of any kind, but since this is a God-given project, I must do what He tells me to do!  So, after a few days of deliberation about which scriptures from the four different accounts I would use, I selected verses from Luke and Mark.  One night I did the title.  The morning after that, I completed the body of the lettering.  On the third day, I intended to outline the title only, but ended up designing and completing the border pattern as well.  They are little crosses!  Amazingly, everything went smoothly and I got it all done and cleaned up.  So, #thewomanwhoanointedjesus awaits framing!  Now, it’s on to preparing for “Sarah”…P1140956 P1140674

“The Woman Who Anointed Jesus” Is Officially Finished!

I have tinkered around and fiddled with small details on this painting, P1140674and I believe she is finished.  There comes a time on every painting when you just know that enough is enough, and you’ll only go downhill if you fool around with it any more.  Every artist needs to know within his or her own being when a painting is finished!  Therefore, “The Woman Who Anointed Jesus” is FINISHED!  Now, I need to move on to the supporting scripture calligraphy for her.

Moving Right Along…

I did a lot of tweaking tonight on “The Woman Who Anointed Jesus”.  I worked on her eyes, lips, forehead, jaw line, neck, and tears, all before I got into actually applying new color to new areas.  Tonight I finished her hair, earring, and part of her upper back and shoulder.  I think the hardest part is over.  Hopefully, it will continue to move along well!  I like her, so far…  She is a special lady with a lot of meaning to me.P1140619

She Lives!

I always feel like my paintings don’t come alive until I get the subject’s eyes done.  Yesterday, I was able to complete her whole face!  There’s still some more tweaking to do, but she lives now!  And she feels.  I’d like to finish up her hair tonight, as well as the tweaks.  Then, maybe over the weekend I’ll be able to finish her up completely.  That would be pretty awesome!  I believe it would be a speed record for any painting in this series, so far.  Although I’m certainly not aiming for any speed records in this project, I always like to finish up a piece and move to the next one.  Oh, I forgot…I still have the calligraphy to do, too…P1140566P1140563

Insanely Fast!

This is crazy!  I started working on the pattern for “Mary, Mother Of Jesus” on August 12th, and I finished her just FOUR DAYS LATER, on August 16th!  That’s a real record for this project!  I had no major problems or obstacles that needed to be...

“Sarah” Has Come And Gone!

Oh my goodness!  I’m thinking I got a new computer somewhere in between this post and my last one, which may account for no recent posts about the creation of “Sarah”.  She went well.  I started her in July and finished her yesterday, including all...

Moving Right Along…

I did a lot of tweaking tonight on “The Woman Who Anointed Jesus”.  I worked on her eyes, lips, forehead, jaw line, neck, and tears, all before I got into actually applying new color to new areas.  Tonight I finished her hair, earring, and part of her...

She Lives!

I always feel like my paintings don’t come alive until I get the subject’s eyes done.  Yesterday, I was able to complete her whole face!  There’s still some more tweaking to do, but she lives now!  And she feels.  I’d like to finish up her hair...

Color Has Begun!

Tonight I started laying down color on “The Woman Who Anointed Jesus”.  I wasn’t sure how I was going to do the background, so I got a much later start than I had wanted to because I gave it much thought.  But, it’s a start, and I’m...

Got It Done!

GOT IT DONE…….. Today was a very busy day!  Got my photo shoot done for four more paintings in my “Women’s Studies” series.  It took me from about 9:45 am until 2:10 pm.  Then we all went out to lunch together:  me, three models and the...

Photo Shoot!!!

Yes!!!  Tomorrow is a photo shoot. Yes!!!  Tomorrow is a photo shoot.  I have three models lined up, the lighting technician available, and a day the church is open and available for us to be there!  I will be photographing these ladies for “Sarah”,...

Decorating With Art

Decorating With Art I’m going to deviate a little from my usual chronicles of creating art, and talk about some things which I hope you will find useful.  In the days and weeks ahead, I want to share some nuggets of what I’ve learned over the years in...