Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Bride's Tears

I've had many classes in drawing and wood work. I even took drafting in college to improve perception. It was an amazing course, yet my first love lay years ahead in time: painting.

Watercolor was first and then I used acrylics. Ironically I am self-taught. Lately I've begun to study with different artists for tips and techniques. It looks as if I'm ready for black and white oil paint study. We'll see.

The photo above is my last portrait in acrylic paint. I labored greatly but blending is still a technique I work on.

Recently a blog pal,('Bazza') had a great photo of a painting done in oil. I liked the way the artist painted the eyes on a 90 degree plane. So I thought I'd share a close up of the bride.


  1. Hey Dixie,
    It's three in the morning here and I was just about to go and get some sleep. However, your latest posting showed up and I decided to come over for a look.
    Dixie, I've always been a great admirer of your painting and within these works of art, my admiration for your talent, continues. Thanks for sharing.
    May you have a peaceful evening.
    With respect and kind wishes, Gary :)

  2. That's funny, Gary, as I was just reading your post about "Sasquatch". Really loved the parking space, wow!

    I appreciate your visit and your comment. Enjoy your rest,


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