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Busy holidays

It was a fantastic holiday for me… hope yours was, too! My darling husband got me a commissioned piece of art from a wonderful local artist, Josh Talbott (http://www.joshtalbott.com/) of a white humpback whale breaching. I’m in love with it. I’ll post a pic for you later.

On other fronts, I finished up some commissions and have been doing a lot of watercolor and acrylic sketches. I’ve also filled up yet another sketchbook with plenty of ideas. I probably have over 75 compositions I can turn into paintings… now to find the time. My cats got into one of my wet palettes and tracked black acrylic on our hardwood floor. Gives it kind of an artsy funky look (yeah, that’s how I’m dealing with it for now).

Here’s a taste of what’s coming… I’m really steering toward a very geometric/patterned style. I have my drawings dialed in, but I’m still trying to find my painterly style that works for me.

Black Owl with Metallic Skies, Original Acrylic and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Black Owl with Metallic Skies, Original Acrylic and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Owl Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Owl Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Wind Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Wind Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Red Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Red Horse Sketch, Original Watercolor and ink painting on paper by Aprille Lipton

Whispers (Owls) Sketch, Original sketch by Aprille Lipton

Whispers (Owls) Sketch, Original sketch by Aprille Lipton

Night Skies - Love Owls, Original guache and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Night Skies – Love Owls, Original guache and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Lounging Cat with Red Skies, Original watercolor and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Lounging Cat with Red Skies, Original watercolor and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Blue Skies with Blue Hare, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

Blue Skies with Blue Hare, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go, Original acrylic and ink painting by Aprille Lipton

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Techno Cat and Grounded complete

I was able to wrap up a few recent paintings last week. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to start any new ones, what with a bored 10 year old underfoot.

Here is my favorite – Techno Cat – prints now available at Fine Art America. I darkened the background using several different glazes, including some metallic silver which gives it a nice glow. I also enhanced the cat’s body and face, as well as the grassy knoll for shadows and highlights. I really like the contrast of the random marks in the turqoise.

Techno Cat by Aprille Lipton

Techno Cat by Aprille Lipton

I also completed “Grounded” – prints and original available on Fine Art America. I love the metallics in this one as the root and shadow structure changes depending on your viewing angle. You obviously can’t see the effect on screen, but it’s really nice.

Grounded, an acrylic painting by Aprille Lipton

Grounded, an acrylic painting by Aprille Lipton

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