Paper Star

paper-star

Years ago I had started a series called “Elevating the Mundane” that ran for over 30 paintings. I’ve sold most of them and didn’t look at the posts for years.

A few weeks back I happened to look back on those posts and was blown away by the beauty of the photographs I had taken of these simple paper sculptures.

So, with my increase in skill over the years I’ve set out to do the photos justice in oils. But this time I hope to propel them further with color.

Sessions

Daily Art #2998

Two days in a row and I’ve finished two paintings.

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Daily Art #2990

I spent lots of time painting today and taking this painting to the next stage.

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Daily Art #2989

Another very busy day but I was able to stick to my schedule and get some good art time in.

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Daily Art #2988

I had a super busy day today and was unable to spend as much time as I wanted painting.

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Daily Art #2987

The second day of glazing and this time I got the layer of color closer to what I want.

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Daily Art #2986

The first day of work employing what I’ve learned about glazing is a success!

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Daily Art #2975

I finished up all the black and value work on Paper Star today and I figured I try adding the next step to some dry areas.

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Daily Art #2974

A wonderful morning of painting and conversation with a fellow creator on the journey to mastery.

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Daily Art #2973

Much more work time than art time today and I’m a bit frustrated.

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Daily Art #2972

I have a day off work today and a long hike planned so I’m making progress however small on this painting.

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Daily Art #2971

Day seven on this painting and I’ve pulled out the smaller brushes.

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Daily Art #2970

Sunday early morning painting and I’m wonder how smooth is smooth enough.

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Daily Art #2969

This morning as I continue with the Paper Star painting I’m contemplating changing the title of these paintings.

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Daily Art #2968

I moved back to the Paper Star and begin refining it’s edges today.

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Daily Art #2963

The first strokes of oil on my Paper Star painting and I’m figuring out the hue needed for an ethereal glow.

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Daily Art #2962

I started drawing and painting on the third painting that I will be working on in tandem with others.

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Details

  • Work: 1765
  • Size: 18" x 24"
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas
  • Sessions: 17
  • Start date: 3/5/2021
  • End date: 4/11/2021