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More life drawing…

A couple of shots from yesterday’s life drawing.  Working with a different model each week – building up a repertoire for some Zorn palette paintings. Enjoy! K.M.

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Getting back at long last

Well my stint back in industry is drawing to a close soon so I’ve been busy getting myself re-established in Ottawa. Have found very reasonable studio time with live model once a week so getting started with some figurative work. … Continue reading

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Modern contemporary koi

There’s a lot of koi paintings out there and it’s because it’s such a great subject. I wanted to create something like I’ve never seen before.  Having fun with mark making here. Enjoy! K.M.

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One more session should do it…

One more session I think..so far been using thin layers of paint and walnut oil. Need to add in some thickness here and there and some flecks of colour to capture reflection and movement and then should be done. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Koi recreated

I had started a 12 x 24 in. oil on canvas board painting (photo 2) a while ago – I decided I really liked the composition so decided to abandon the unfinished painting and create it anew on a much … Continue reading

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Close up

Working away on this piece as I get some time over the Easter weekend. Still a ways to go but here’s a little close up of some flowers.  Enjoy! K.M.  

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black gesso

I’ve been intrigued about painting on a black gesso ground for a while so gave it a go this morning. Haven’t worked in acrylic much this month but happened to have some beautiful avocado flesh colour mixed up so here … Continue reading

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