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The Robin

In Journal, Work In Progress by Kat Skinner0 Comments

I’ve been in a bit of a rut, having no real inspiration for painting. Normally I would look at a reference image and feel inspired to recreate it’s beauty, but lately…. So my husband picked a photo from my reference stash for me to paint in the hopes I got out of this rut. His pick, a lovely Robin sitting on a tree stump.

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Working On The Doorway

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The first step in painting The Doorway was to paint the background. If you remember from some of my previous paintings I fell in love with textures, specifically textures made with salt. I wanted the windows to vary in color as if they were stained glass or older style glass. …

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Working on The Tranquil Cottage Painting

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For the tranquil cottage painting I used high-quality artist quality paint from the brand Daniel Smith to create a semi-realistic appearance. Daniel Smith paints have a wonderful consistency to them, making painting an absolute pleasure; they are super creamy and can achieve both bright and dark colors and tones. The …