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Abra Johnson

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encaustic realism

One-A-Day-Painting: Lavender

I have a very small lavender plant on my front porch and the flowers were finally dry enough to pick. They smell amazing. I’m not sure if theres any use in putting them in water, since they’re basically dried up, but it looks nice that way. Anyway, for my daily painting today, they were it!

– My parameters are to sell these on ebay with a starting bid of $1/sq. inch.We’ll start with that, see how it goes.

Status: SOLD

– 9″x12″x1.5″

– Encaustic wax on wood

– Signed

Lavender

One-A-Day-Painting: Pyrex Eggs

SOLD

So, I’m going to join the bandwagon here and start doing smaller, one-a-day paintings. Not that I’ll do one EVERY day, but I’ll at least finish it within a 24-hour period. For my first try at mundane, everyday objects, I chose my breakfast. Many do.

I have a love affair with eggies. I love eggs. I eat eggs every morning–two eggs and a slice of spelt toast. I like good eggs, too. Orange yolks, a hard thing to acquire from the grocery store brands, but, I’ve found a few that are good. One day I’ll have a coup. Just not now.

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Polo Rider #2

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This image makes me think of a dark, cozy library, or a cigar lounge. Something you’d see at the polo club. I’m very excited with how this turned out. I like the masculinity of the painting. I’m not a fan of using green, but forced myself to take the plunge.

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Jumper 182

I painted from an actual photo on this one. I discovered Creative Commons on Flickr, basically photos licensed for adaptations such as paintings. It’s going to change my life as I am much better at painting from a photo rather than imagination. New doors have been opened!

I also see myself drifting more toward realism. Clearly this is definitely realism.

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