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Oil Figurative Painting Challenge
8x8 gessoed hardboard with a 3/4" cradled natural edge
I have my recent works at the online gallery at Daily Paintworks and each week the group has a painting challenge. I have never entered before until the above oil painting of the seated figure. I've also added the widget to my blog. Go HERE to read about the challenge and you don't have to be a member of DPW to enter. It's fun to see others interpretation of the photo or you can choose a personal photo. This is an oil painting and if you follow my blog you know I've just returned from my very first oil workshop in Lodi CA with Peggi Kroll Roberts. I learned a lot but now my interest is piqued and I've registered for the March workshop in Tucson. Check Peggi's list of workshops HERE.
If you can't get to a workshop she has 2 great sets of instructional DVD's on her website.
The three day Tucson workshop (Costumed Model Studio and Plein Air), will be held at the Tucson Art Academy.
Signing your paintings in oil:
I'm having a cram course in all things oil and asking lots of questions, reading and researching. The signature is one of the questions and there are lots of others. I sure can't use my faithful Sharpie Paint pen to sign with as in my acrylics. I'm working on small panels and have a long name and before I get it all written something has gone wrong and it's not in proportion so I've decided to go with initials on the front with full information put on the back of the panel. I went to the Richard Diebenkorn Ocean Park exhibit at the Modern in Fort Worth recently and these were very large paintings and he used his initials so I'm following his example. I welcome your comments on your feelings about your signature.
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