March 2015 Blog Posts (8)

Ugh Taxes.

So one of the things you don't really think about when starting to sell your paintings. TAXES! I spend a good week every year trying to pull together my sales and expense info in order to do my taxes. The funny part of this is that I am a bookkeeper in my day job! I can set up a company and take care of everything from bills to payroll. Yet I always seem to leave it all for the end of the year in my own business!

I have everything all set up on Quickbooks software, it would be so easy…

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Added by Karen Ilari on March 23, 2015 at 9:57am — 3 Comments

Spring Challenge....Now I'm Done!

Ha!  Remember what I said about tweaking?  Well, this needed some more reflected light on the trunk of the tree where it melded with the shrubs behind it on the right side.  Lost and found edges are one thing, visual confusion is quite another!  I also added the hint of the queen Anne's lace in the…

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 14, 2015 at 1:13pm — 9 Comments

Spring Challenge 2015

Now I have reached the place that I always wind up when I paint....I find I am moving paint, maybe changing the painting, but…

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 13, 2015 at 2:48pm — 3 Comments

Spring Challenge 1/2 way through...

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 13, 2015 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

Spring Challenge -IP

Once the under painting is dry I set up my Masterson Palette and get ready to start pushing paint...The 1st layers…

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 12, 2015 at 4:45pm — 2 Comments

Spring Challenge - Day 2

Now that I have the color palette worked out, the next step is all about the under painting.  I want…

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 12, 2015 at 11:56am — No Comments

Next few steps...

OK, I have used a simple B pencil to draw-sketch the composition onto the board and then sealed it with a spray fixative so the graphite does not bleed into the paint when I start painting.  Next issue is choosing a palette....I am working for a high value study over all to force myself out of that mid range…

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 11, 2015 at 3:25pm — 1 Comment

Spring Challenge.....

One of the most difficult aspects of painting a landscape is reducing the massive amount of information hitting my eyes to a simple format that will communicate the thought that I want to discuss.  We know that painting is a form of communication, a visual dialog from between the artist and the viewer. In…

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Added by Lynda Dinneen on March 11, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

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