Vintage Woman

Because being older does not mean having no value

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When evaluating any image, especially in the sketching stage in which you are only working with three or four values, it’s good practice to look for and design the whites because it’s the whites that direct the eye.
Watercolor artist David Rankin

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Paint less and sketch more. You’ll improve your paintings because you will have visually explored the subject intensely in graphite before ever lifting a brush. By sketching more you’ll realize quickly that every image doesn’t deserve to be immortalized in a painting.
David Rankin

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Tulips 2012 is done! I’m really pleased at how this turned out. The reader may remember that this was designed to be an update to the piece I did at age 16 in 1976 and recreated in 2011, only this time with more realistic flowers. I liked the idea of keeping some abstraction in there, though. The medium, Mungyo’s Gallery Soft Artist’s oil pastels in the black box, which unfortunately Hobby Lobby has stopped selling.

Tulips 2012 is done! I’m really pleased at how this turned out. The reader may remember that this was designed to be an update to the piece I did at age 16 in 1976 and recreated in 2011, only this time with more realistic flowers. I liked the idea of keeping some abstraction in there, though. The medium, Mungyo’s Gallery Soft Artist’s oil pastels in the black box, which unfortunately Hobby Lobby has stopped selling.

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