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Attitute Helps A Lot

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A first step on an old painting. I was able to get to this stage of the painting without experiencing anxiousness, something I’ve been feeling for at least the last six or seven months.



Written by Bob Martin

July 6, 2009 at 9:00 am

Painting a Head

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We spend most of our time looking at peoples faces. I wanted to place this subjects hands on his head but couldn’t fiqure out how to capture this using a mirror. I’ve asked my wife to take a photo of me with my hands on my head so that I can complete the painting. hands-on-head

Written by Bob Martin

May 17, 2009 at 8:30 am

Restating a Painting

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The goal with this painting as I went along was to find a way to knit the painting together with a architecturally structure and to give more body to figures in the foreground. I’ve muted the colors by laying on a dull green wash, which gets rubbed out or painted into. What is not visible now is that I painted in 5 lines that run from the low left to high right of the painting with each area painted with a slightly different of yellow paint. Right now they are just guides.


Written by Bob Martin

May 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

3rd Run –

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3girls3 Both and the good and the bad about making stuff up is that you are making it up. I’ve got no clue as to what the end should look like.

Written by Bob Martin

March 27, 2009 at 8:55 am

Progression-Building on an Idea

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In this type of painting it is necessary to keep making changes, adjusting shapes and color. The trick is to feature out when to stop.

Written by Bob Martin

March 6, 2009 at 10:15 am

Learning How to Make It Interesting

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I am just about half way through on this painting and looking for ways to add some punch.

Written by Bob Martin

March 4, 2009 at 8:23 am

Another Portrait

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I always find it interesting how I eventually wind up.

Written by Bob Martin

November 20, 2008 at 11:39 am