Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ready to Live XII Finitti

I mixed what I was going for — a special “bluegrass” green this afternoon. Starting with Chromium Green, I added Phthalo (sp?) Blue (Green Shade) until it tipped for me into the bluegrass I was looking for, then I popped … Continue reading

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Ready to Live XII – IV

This afternoon I could not determine what shade of green to paint the second mountain at all. I didn’t really WANT to paint it, either. So, I turned to the Earth, which, oddly enough I was really excited about painting. … Continue reading

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Ready to Live XII – III

            First of all, the NEWS! I am honored to be a specially featured entrant of See.Me’s ¬†EXPOSURE photography contest, as of today! This was the huge news I could not spill yesterday. Woo! http://artistswanted.tumblr.com/post/48866925596/amy-jackson-featured-exposure-entrant-theContinue reading

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Ready to Live XII – II

Hey there! I’ve missed you! I actually painted today! I’ve been strategizing a bit while I was down, thinking and thinking about how to paint the foliage, don’t you know? Since I had painted the tree trunks and branches with … Continue reading

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New Buddha

First of all, this Cardinal says Hi. Secondly, Jason found this Buddha garden statue for an amazing price when we were getting our humble garden flowers and herbs yesterday, and got it for me. Now it graces the bedroom bookshelf, … Continue reading

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Ready to Live XII – I

  I’ve been strategizing about how to go forward on this piece since sketching yesterday. I told you I had quite the conundrum in the upper third of the canvas, between foliage and branching? Yes. Well, I thought, I could … Continue reading

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Ready to Live XII

This is a sketch of two old growth oak trees on a mountain before mountains. Ahhh. Peace. They will be in Summer growth. Yes. Obviously in the sketching, or kvetching, as it were, I struggled between love for branches and … Continue reading

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Ready to Live XI Finitti

I used the two teeniniest round brushes I have to detail the little needs of the painting further on this afternoon. Then, on a whim at the last second, I added darkest red to the medium red “tongues” in the … Continue reading

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Ready to Live XI – VII

This is such a small offering on such a sad day, eh? But I do, offer it up to you. The Chrysanthemum rises up in peace and strength today after many days and weeks of labor. You know that. Determination … Continue reading

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Rage I

http://www.amyjackson.cc/paintings/rage1.html So this is what I created out of my rage after counseling on Thursday. Thursday? What a very long time ago now. I cursed. I cried. I coiled and flashed backed and vented. A blue streak. And then some. … Continue reading

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