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from My Altered State

Paint Technique

Paint over texture technique-More often than not, I don’t use a paint brush. I will use whatever’s within arms reach: stir stick, paper towel, my fingers…. Since I use a scraper to spread the paint 9 times out of 10, I really just need something to get a glob of paint onto my surface. After that, I use a flexible scraper, putty knife, or anything with a straight edge to spread the paint around. (No brush marks!)

from Etsy

Fancy blue pysanka egg hand painted ~ buy pysanky as fertility amulet or good luck charm ~ egg is symbol of new life ~ next chapter in life

Fansy blue pysanka egg hand painted buy by UkrainianEasterEggs. Yes, it costs USD 38.00, but think of all of that work! My goodness! Such patience and artistry!

from Saatchi Art

In Celebration of Life's Surprises Painting by Joyce Wynes

In Celebration of Life's Surprises 36" X 24" X 1.5" • Acrylic/MM on Canvas • $2300 Life is a journey but every so often there is a surprise waiting for you. And how exciting that can be. This painting captures the excitement of that feeling. So why not celebrate the good surprises when they come to us and appreciate our gains.

I am so proud of this oil painting; it took a long time and I was very happy with the end product. It is based upon a famous apple still life by Wilmoth. (I'm unsure of the spelling of the artist's name!) But even though I thought I did a good job, this was the point were I decided that realism just wasn't my jam, and I moved away from realism and oils, and into abstraction and acrylics.

from marshalld

Matilda, 6 x 6 in oil painting on canvas, framed by Diana Marshall

6" x 6"x 3/4" = 15.2 x 15.2 x 2 cms oil on canvas, sides painted and framed in a white wooden floater frame measurements over-all 8" x 8" x 1.5" Matilda grazes in a field that I pass by often on my daily walk (weather permitting!) She often comes to visit and stare at us, I wonder what she is thinking. About my paintings I like to work from life or from my own reference photos; I use artist quality oil paints on archival boards or on good quality canvases and finish with a light coat…