As always it is my kids that kick me into gear.  I started this blog as a class assignment and have let it sit idle until today.  Sarah started a blog as a vehicle for her writing career.  Why aren’t I doing the same for my artistic endeavors?  I am now.  This semester I am taking an oil painting class. We did a few alla prima (paintings done in one session, in this case 3 hours or less) painting in class that I am pleased with.  They aren’t perfect, but this was a first attempt it always takes some practice to get it right.  I can’t wait to do more on my own.

The first was done using brushes, the second only palette knives and the third a combination of the two, although I leaned more heavily on the brushes.

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