My Afternoon Painting at Muse

The good folks at Muse Art + Design did their own post on my time painting at their store for An Artist a Day, but I wanted to share my photos as well.

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I was nervous to get started, and there was a small group of people right away ready to watch us work. No pressure!

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Finally got some pencil down on the paper…

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And the masking fluid, which I applied with a bamboo skewer.

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Then I had to let that dry. Watching paint dry! Normally I don’t have to ┬áthat, I paint while I watch a movie or tv or I work on more than one thing at once. I had no distractions here, other than the parade of interesting people walking down Hawthorne.

Finally, I took the plunge and started putting paint on paper.

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Keen eyes may notice that this is not like the practice painting I posted the other day. I didn’t like how it was looking, so I scrapped it in favor of something new.

I got into the painting groove, and after a short break to grab some bubble tea, I peeled off the masking fluid.

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After poking it with paint some more to get the balance right, I was done! Here is a detail shot, followed by the whole final piece.

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You can go see it, as well as all other pieces painted each day in April, at Muse. The art is being auctioned off as a benefit for Schoolhouse Supplies. Silent bidding for each piece starts at $75, and increases in minimum increments of $10. You can place bids by going in or calling Muse Art + Design (503-231-8704).

Hope to see you at the reception and auction party on Wednesday May 22nd, from 6:30-9:30pm at Muse (4220 SE Hawthorne)!

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  1. Richelle says:

    I love this!

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