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painting at the rapids /1st layer of glazes on rocks and water

Another art tip from YAA.

Mix enough paint with a pallet knife at home before you go out. Try to get close to what you need outdoors for value and colors. Mix in the gel medium to stretch the paint and make it more transparen for glazing

painting at the rapids today

my 2nd layer of glazes on the rocks and water

I put a brighter glaze on the sky so it can dry a little before I go back and start glazing on the background trees.

I got the foam started. Tomorrow I want to go back and use white straight out of the tube , in the rapids. I’m waiting so the white sits on top instead of blending down in with the wet paint.


fine art fart joke at the VMFA ? !

fine art fart joke at the VMFA ? !

This bronze figure is at the main entrance to our museum. I laugh every time I see it because I think its a fart joke. I don’t see any context for her to be lifting one butt cheek. And she’s turning her head to sniff her fart ! If you ask about this piece , they’ll tell you its “whimsical”. The artist that made this sculpture is dead. I don’t know if he would agree, but I’m sure he was aware it looks like a fart pose. I think I’m the only one that “gets it”. Now you see it too. 🙂

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