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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Forest Family Portrait III

Forest Family Portrait II

The cut pieces of the panel ready to be painted.

Painting tools:

Reusche Powder pigments

Gum Arabic



Wood scraping tools

Glistening lump of mixed paint

The Family photo reference

The painted figures on the light table, unfired.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Forest Family Portrait

In the style of my favorite creation, I have been commissioned to do a family portait in the spirit of "Dancing in the Forest". Above is the Glass Eye design. Glass Eye is a CAD (computer assisted design) program that enables me to draw with my mouse and e-mail the progression of the design to the customer. I started this design Sunday at the Cafe Provence in Brandon, VT after having a yummy quiche brunch. I was drinking coffee and waiting to start my training at the Brandon Artists Guild, where I am now a Juried Member. Read more about Brandon on my web site blog, .

The young NJ family is a handsome group with varied skin tones, thus making the tree trunks interesting in the diversity. Details will be painted and fired. I will post the progression.