Nathan, Chloe, Pavers and Books

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Today I’m working on a couple of Jeana’s fur babies, Nathan and Chloe. They snuggle together on top of the adobe wall where they can watch all that goes on below. My wrist is braced against my mahl stick to steady my hand as I paint the fine details in their faces.

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I love Pathos (Philodendron). The leaves make the most wonderful heart shaped shadows on the ancient adobe wall.

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The entire surface of the entry floor is covered, establishing the light and shadow pattern. Thick, textured brushstrokes are made with a large Bright (Square) brush. Would you like to know more about the brushes I like to use? CLICK HERE to find out.

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The painting is taken down from the easel and placed on my taboret in order to paint the lower edge. Having the wet canvas attached to a piece of double ply cardboard makes it much easier to handle. All of our extra ALKYD Oil Paint is stored on the top shelf of the taboret. You can click on the image to view it larger.

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The piece is put back up on the easel so I can draw the irregular perspective lines into the wet paint of the floor.

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Next the horizontal lines separating the individual pavers are drawn.

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Back to the taboret to finish out the pavers extending over the side of the canvas. Molly, one of our rescue kitties, is supervising.

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You can see how the initial textured brushstrokes add to the charm of the old, irregular pavers on the entry floor. I can just hear Nathan and Chloe giggling when somebody stubs a toe on one of the rough edges!

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Last, but not least, ALL of our books at Senkarik Publishing are 25% OFF through midnight tonight, Monday March 28. Just use the code MONDAY25 when you checkout. This includes ALL of the Print versions of Jack White’s Art Marketing Books and his Historical Novels but not the downloads.  CLICK HERE to go to our online bookstore.   Have fun browsing through all four pages. HAPPY SHOPPING,

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