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Friday, January 13, 2012

Nancy's Mug

4 X 4
Oil on panel
This one was definitely a challenge.  Last night, I was getting so hung up on details and ultimately frustrated, I decided to call it a night and tackle it later.   What happened next is probably something all artists can relate to.  As I was putting things away, I kept looking at the painting to evaluate where I was going wrong, then grabbed one of my freshly cleaned brushes and took a swipe here and there, then more, then more, then pretty much repainted the whole thing loosely, almost carelessly, and found I liked it.  So Nancy, I apologize for your blue chin and purple neck.  You can view Nancy's blog here.  And to see everyone's work on Maria's site, take a look here.


  1. Nancy looks great! You really do put so much detail into these little mugs. I love the eyes...

  2. Terri, this looks wonderful! This turned out so great. Love her eyes and how you did the glasses.

  3. Terri, no apologies necessary. This is a great painting and you captured her personality.

  4. Maria, Cathy, and Betsy - thank you all for your support and comments!

  5. I just love my blue chin and purple neck. I'm trying out some make-up like that!