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Update on Protest II
You put yourself in your own painting - that's great! It's frustrating when you work on something for a long time only to realize you did it wrong. But that's the nice thing about paint. You can go back over it.
By: Alex J. Cavanaugh on August 5, 2015
Found you! A regular Hitchcock touch...love it. I don't know though, Bob Ross used to complete a painting on TV in an hour. JK.
By: cranky on August 5, 2015
It's really coming along. I hope you're out of the doghouse.
By: Pt Dilloway on August 5, 2015
I would say that it is a great shame that you are not more well known as a truly great artist, but you are rather haughty as is.
By: Jerry E. Beuterbaugh on August 5, 2015
This post is a great pedagogic analysis. Absolutely fascinating to glimpse into the work via the artist's impressions. It is a bold and exciting piece.
By: Tom Cochrun on August 5, 2015
This is amazing! And I love the topic...very timely.
By: Scott Park on August 5, 2015
Found you, Waldo!!
By: fishducky on August 5, 2015
You really are so good. Love the many stories within the scene. Yep, I see you though it took awhile.
By: Akansas Patti on August 5, 2015
i like yourself as a protester/observer. :)
By: TexWisGirl on August 5, 2015
I could swear that little-girl-in-arms is giving me the stinkeye!
By: Val on August 5, 2015
Didn't Rembrandt insert himself into his paintings? Nicely done- waiting for the next update! It's fun to watch how things evolve!
By: Kathe W. on August 5, 2015
Yes, I found the dog and the painter. There is a lot to look at here and a lot going on. I look forward to seeing the finished product.
By: red on August 5, 2015
Stephen: I'm working backwards here after 10 days away on the road. I did find the dog (I won't say where). But I believe this painting to be brilliant as it is! That said, your talent is remarkable!!
By: Michael Manning on August 5, 2015
Fantastic! Your attention to detail is just amazing.
By: Bouncin Barb on August 5, 2015
Artists are their own harshest critics. I love the colors in the first one. You've added so much riches and dimension. Taking your time has paid off - in my opinion.
By: Robyn Engel on August 5, 2015
PS I meant "richness" and dimension.
By: Robyn Engel on August 5, 2015
I really like this piece and it is so good that you are sharing the process. Amazing really with all the detail!
By: John on August 6, 2015
I'm impressed with the makeover. Now it's time to get a Harley to go with your bad-ass 'artist' character.
By: Daniel LaFrance on August 6, 2015
found both easily. not being a painter I have no idea why you tone in red and black, then do it all over again in grays before you add any color.
By: Ellen Abbott on August 6, 2015
Fascinating! Love the airplane :)
By: The Bug on August 6, 2015
It's looking great, Stephen.
By: Snowbrush on August 6, 2015
Ha! The painter as subject! And that dog just barely made it into the picture. Great work, Stephen. Reminds me a bit of some of Diego Rivera's work.
By: Catalyst on August 6, 2015
Oh, this is an amazing picture. I am full of envy for your ability to create it - how I'd like to be able to do that!
By: Jenny Woolf on August 6, 2015
I've never understood how many layers and how much work goes into a painting. And I certainly never knew that you could just change something AFTER you had painted it. I, too, thought of your putting yourself into your picture as a very Hitchcockian thing to do!
By: Pixel Peeper on August 6, 2015
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