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Jive III

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 28, 2017 · 0 comments

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8x8" oil on canvas panel; special commission.

8×8″ oil on canvas panel; special commission.

A while back I did a couple of jitterbug figures (Jive I and II). That sparked a request for a couple more in particular uniforms, and so the above is in answer to this.

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Final Phase

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 25, 2017 · 0 comments

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11x14 "

11×14″ Use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

Here is what happened when I attempted Qiang Huang’s portrait method of beginning with the eye(s) and moving on to nose, then mouth, then the rest of the face…not easy! I will need to practice much!

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Portrait Middle Phase

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 24, 2017 · 0 comments

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Method practice following oil painter Qiang Huang.

Method practice following oil painter Qiang Huang.

Continuing the practice from a recent workshop by Qiang Huang, the main parts of the face have been rendered. It took a few hours to relate eyes, nose, and mouth before moving out to other territory. Qiang is much faster!

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Portrait Beginnings

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 23, 2017 · 0 comments

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Practicing Qiang Huang's portrait method

Practicing Qiang Huang’s portrait method

I had the happiness and privilege to attend a workshop given by oil painter Qiang Huang (pronounced Chong Wong) last week. One day was dedicated to his portrait method which begins with the complete drawing and rendering of the eye(s), then moving on to the nose and relating all those parts, then moving on to the mouth before expanding out to face and head. Talk about discipline! Nailing all relationships first does indeed fetch a likeness, but one must see them in order to place them. My development will be shown in the coming days.

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If You Knew

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 21, 2017 · 2 comments

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8s8" on artist board; sold

8×8″ on artist board; sold

Jesus said to the Woman at the Well that if she knew who it was that was speaking to her, she would have asked him for a drink. (Jn. 4:10)

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Harbor Haven

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 18, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas paper; use 'comment' below to inquire.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas paper; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

We sail little ships in a big, big sea.

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Ready to Go

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 16, 2017 · 0 comments

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11x14" oil paint on canvas panel; use 'comment' below to inquire.

11×14″ oil paint on canvas panel; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

I stashed these inglorious garden flowers into water till I could give them some more attention.

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Jubilee

by Maresa Lilley, SND on August 14, 2017 · 0 comments

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8x8" oil paint on canvas panel; use 'comment' below to inquire.

8×8″ oil paint on canvas panel; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

Luscious pinks centered our celebration tables this past month.

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Hydrangea 2

by Maresa Lilley, SND on July 29, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use 'comment' below to inquire.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

 

I like the soft, dusty look whenever I can achieve it with my brushes. This hydrangea is partner to the previous images.

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Hydrangea 1

by Maresa Lilley, SND on July 26, 2017 · 0 comments

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6x8" oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use 'comment' below to inquire.

6×8″ oil paint on primed canvas sheet; use ‘comment’ below to inquire.

I love to paint these ‘curly heads’ among the garden flowers.

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