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Progress

Here is the latest on the painting on my easel. More work ahead, but more to come!

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On My Easel

For the first time in a month, I was able to pull out my paints and start some new canvases! I’m not going to go into all the reasons, I’m just going to share my art! Here’s what I started today:

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Paintings to share

I said I’d share with you some paintings I’m working on, so here we go! So, do you remember this photo I was turning into a painting? Well, I’ve continued to work on it, and it’s continued to develop. It still has quite a bit of work. I’m going to do something different with the

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The road to hell and all that…

I have such good intentions of blogging. Every day, I think to myself, I really need to get back out there and blog. And every day, I find something else that needs to be done more urgently. And I wonder if anyone is even waiting to read what I have to see or to see

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Painting Progress

Here are more photos of the Baptistry. The first was taken after I completed my early-afternoon work on it. I waited for the paint to dry and an hour later, I came back in and did more work. I don’t expect to be able to do any work on it today. We’re going to a

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More to share

Nature Inspired: Mixed-Media Techniques for Gathering, Sketching, Painting, Journaling, and Assemblage arrived in my studio late last night from Tracie Lyn Huskamp of the Red Door Studio. I pre-ordered her book because, knowing Tracie, I knew the book would be fantastic. And, I was right! Tracie’s calming, soothing personality comes through in the book – through

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Lantern completed New Paintings Started

A few weeks ago I completed all the detailing on the lantern Ive been painting on the 24 x 36 canvas. And I made some changes to the background to give it a bit more depth. Im happy with it. I added some of the detailing with watercolor crayons and sealed the details and then

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Painting, painting and more painting

That’s what has been going on here in the ArtsyFran studio! Lots of painting. I completed two more paintings of Italy for my husband’s office. I plan to start another one today, in-between varnishing the completed ones. To the left there is a painting of a door in Venice. We sat in what would have

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Beyond Italy

Now that I’ve caught you up on my Italy trip, it’s time for me to share some of the artwork I’ve been doing since we’ve been home. Before our trip, I would stare at my easel longingly. I was just post-surgery and my goal was to make sure my energy levels were high for Italy.

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Milan, Italy

Let’s wrap this trip up, shall we? Before we get to Milan itself, we have to talk about the drive from Florence. It was supposed to be three hours. But we got into a traffic jam. on the Autostrade on the way there. It took an hour for us to get through it. While we

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