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A new painting! "Picasso's Palette"

Barb Toland My Stuff

A new painting! "Picasso's Palette"

So this is all about a chair that lives in a plexiglass case in the Musée Picasso in Paris. It's not just any chair, it's the one Picasso used to hold various pots & containers of paint when he was working in his studio. I was totally floored when I saw it, knowing it was actually THE palette Picasso used...

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A new painting ... "Alla Prima Poppies"

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A new painting ... "Alla Prima Poppies"

All month now we've been talking about well-known & loved artist, Bob Ross. Last week I specifically talked about a painting technique called "alla prima" which Bob used for all of his painting adventures. This week I will share with you an alla prima piece I recently created...

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"Ode to Monet" encaustic piece

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"Ode to Monet" encaustic piece

Some of you are aware that in addition to this pair of water lily paintings - I've also been diligently working on a 20" x 24" encaustic piece as an ode to Claude Monet's over 250 water lily paintings, AND it is headed to The Art Cellar gallery here in Greenville very soon...

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Two new water lily paintings

Barb Toland My Stuff

Two new water lily paintings

I've just recently completed two new paintings as an ode to Claude Monet, and his love of water lilies. The first painting was inspired by this one by Monet below. I absolutely love the weeping willow branches hanging down over the pond, and wanted to give them a try...

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A new painting ... "Pair of Pink Poppies"

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A new painting ... "Pair of Pink Poppies"

All during this past month I kept seeing the colors pink, coral & salmon everywhere I turned. So between us talking about Georgia O'Keeffe (who loved painting poppies), and having these colors resonate with me - I thought, what the heck? Let's paint some pink poppies...

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