"Ristras de Taos" is the third in this series of 4 paintings. One more to come!
Did you try the Chili Recipe? What did you think? You can leave your comments below ♡
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This heavy but serviceable antique once belonged to my paternal grandmother (Mamah). It has and still does grind meats for my family. To purchase this painting, please click here.
1. Slow-cook a nice sized roast (chuck, rump....your choice) in a crock-pot.
2. Enjoy that meal and the next day....... grind the left-over meat, sweet pickles, one chopped onion, and about 6 (peeled) hard-boiled eggs in the grinder.
3. Add a little mayonaise and spread on a cracker for a scrumptious snack!
A little VIDEO for your enjoyment: Art in the Making..................
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As I was painting this Exercise in Transparent and Granulating colors, I also made a Tutorial in a nice PDF format. If you are interested, just click on ART LESSONS at the left. All colors, many photos, and detailed directions are listed in the tutorial. Tutorials are "buy one, get one free." ☺ Although not as specific as the tutorial, the Smilebox below shows some of the stages of this painting. To see this painting in a larger format and/or to order prints, please click here. To purchase the Original painting, please click here.
Remember, I had lunch with Hayley last week? Isn't she cute!
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"Treasure Island," oil on canvas panel, was painted at Treasure Island Park in Troy, Ohio. The sun was just beginning it's descent, and the clouds were quickly darkening, so I was painting rather quickly! A lovely little park on the Great Miami River in Troy, Treasure Island Park offers a gentle view of the bridge and the courthouse tower. For more information and to see a larger version of this painting, please click here.
THERE ARE MULTIPLE IMAGES APPEARING IN TODAY'S MARIAN PAINTING.........
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The surface of TREASURE ISLAND is slightly textured, and is painted in oils on a rigid canvas panel (not stretched canvas). However, my favorite support (and now Dennis's favorite as well) is made by a company called Ampersand. These panels are made of masonite and are therefore absolutely rigid. They are treated with several coats of gesso, then sanded several times to create a very smooth surface. I enjoy the "bounce" that comes with "stretched" canvas; but having had one of my paintings succumb to a hole being poked through it, I quickly switched to a harder surface: Ampersand. For other surfaces, see this video by Justin Clayton discussing painting supports.
"At the Feet of Jesus"
© Donna Pierce-Clark
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I painted this little fella for one of the Watercolor classes at Troy Hayner. Cutie, huh? See him a bit larger here. Get prints and notecards of him here. OR PAINT YOUR OWN. You can purchase the Tutorial here. And/Or, scroll down to see the Smilebox and leave your thoughts!
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See those tiny little yellow dots? They represent a little "touch of Spring!" Color is just around the corner! To watch how this painting was made, enjoy the short video below............
Today is the last day to leave your comments, I'll announce the winner of the 2011 Free Painting Drawing next Wednesday!
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Storm Coming! I asked a dear friend recently, "What would you like to see a 'How-To' Lesson on?" She asked for rocks and other subjects. Thanks, Marsha! This is just the beginning. Old Art Teachers never die; they just keep dippin' paint! To see this painting in a larger format, please click here. Scroll down for the Slide Show!
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Comments?........Scroll down to leave yours! The Drawing for the FREE PAINTING will be announced March 9th. Catch up, and get your name "in the hat!"Comment on or Share this Article →
Baby, it's COLD outside! (Did you get the mail?)
Baby, it's COLD outside! Did you get the mail?
Here's My Quick Little Video of "HOW BEST TO PAINT SNOW" (below). Enjoy!
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The Drawing for the FREE "New Year's" PAINTING will be announced March 9th. If you missed a week, just scroll down and leave your comments for any of these 8 blogs (January 12th through March 2nd). Catch up with all 8 blogs, and your name is "in the hat for the FREE PAINTING!"Comment on or Share this Article →
TOM'S PUNKIN' was begun as a demonstration for the Lima Area Watercolor Society. I also made a lengthy (34 min) VIDEO of myself painting Tom's Punkin,' from start to finish, with Transparent Watercolors. So if you missed the demo and would like to see it now, please click below on my name. Enjoy!
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