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Alla prima rocks!

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Alla prima rocks!

You know I'm always preachin' about taking small steps when it comes to learning about art & creativity. Well this week is no exception. We're going to talk about a technique that we touched on in last week's post, when discussing well-known &  loved artist, Bob Ross...

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The rock star artist Bob Ross

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The rock star artist Bob Ross

Last week we talked about a cool quote by artist Bob Ross. If you missed it, you can find it here. Today we're going to dive a little deeper into Bob's life & work. He loved painting happy little clouds & trees, and taught all of us to loosen our grip a bit on that proverbial brush, and just enjoy the creative process itself a bit more...

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Happy little accidents :)

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Happy little accidents :)

Today we're going to talk about a quote by painter Bob Ross who many people know & love from his PBS series, The Joy of Painting. It originally aired from 1983 to 1994, but is still being watched & enjoyed by many!

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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

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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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