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Twinkling butterfly

The shimmer in these twinkling H2O’s is exciting. Oh how I love playing with them. Today I tried a new substrate… Aqua board! It’s a board ( kind of like canvas)but suitable for painting watercolors on them. This is more comfortable for me since I enjoy painting on canvas. I hope you enjoy watching the process. I must give my online teacher a shout out too- Dion Dior you are the bomb! Thank you for your expert instruction.

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Impressionist paintings have always been a favorite of mine and a couple of months ago I got a chance to paint like Monet (ha) down by Bear Creek in Hubert, NC with some friends of mine. Gail, our hostess and my newest art friend has a beautiful home and studio overlooking the river and she has a Monet-like lilly pond. Rain prevented me from completing my Monet that day but hopefully with a few more brushstrokes it will be finished soon.
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Here is the second bunny in my Christmas bunny series. I thought you might enjoy a tutorial, Merry Christmas early!
Materials:
Professional Winsor & Newton canvas board
Acrylic paint in these colors: Liquitex Titanium White, Brilliant Purple, Indo Orange Red, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Ultramarine Blue
Step one- with watery paint outline basic bunny shape
Step two- start blocking in shadows, I did not use white at this time, instead I mixed some browns with a few of the darker colors plus yellow
Step three-paint background with pretty turquoise and white
Step four-continue painting brown tones then add some white in your mixture for highlights
Step five-add an oval/ circular wreath with dark mixtures of the yellow and blue
This Christmas bunny is not finished yet, I will be selling this bunny rabbit series in November at a local gift shop, Smellie Bloomers in Elizabethtown, NC.
I am accepting Christmas commissions at this time, if you would like for me to create a special Christmas painting for you please contact me within the next couple of weeks, only a limited number will be accepted this year.

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Lindsy Faith Campbell is no doubt a beautiful baby and I had the honor of painting her Christening portrait. Love, love, love!

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