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Painted a Signal Box on The Alameda in San Jose

posted Oct 11, 2011, 9:26 PM by trudy levy   [ updated Oct 11, 2011, 9:29 PM ]

This was a really big box and I did it in two days. It was a blast!! I used house paint ( four colors) and Acrylic tubes to tint it. That way I started with a flat blue sky, tan pants, orange dog and green top and base. then I shaded and formed it with the paints after tweaking them with the acrylics.  You can see a series of progress shots and the "unveiling" at  My assistant was invaluable.  It was based on a painting selected by the neighborhood committee who were sponsoring the painting of the "art boxes." The original subject was Duke, my dad's last dog.
Here is my favorite final shot:

The poor man's encaustic

posted Sep 15, 2009, 3:22 PM by trudy levy   [ updated Jul 28, 2011, 11:57 AM ]

I am experimenting with wax as a medium, but not ready to invest yet. So, I am melting crayons and candles in a muffin tin sitting in an old Sun Beam skillet.
Attached is an example of what happens when you leave such a piece in the sun.
Still playing around,  I tried to apply it to an oil painting I was unhappy with. This one I purposely ironed over a rag and wax paper. You can see it on my collection on Picasa.

Can I say HELP!

But it is fun.

Confusion in an unknown world

posted Sep 15, 2009, 3:18 PM by trudy levy   [ updated Jul 28, 2011, 11:54 AM ]

Having chosen a Google template, I find myself stuck with certain things like this saying I posted it two years ago. So since it is saying that I think I will post a painting I did before that.  This was created from a life drawing sketch after spending a day in the Emergency room with my aged father.  As we come in so we go out and not much more verbal.

Okay getting to me a little

posted Sep 15, 2009, 3:17 PM by trudy levy   [ updated Jul 28, 2011, 12:00 PM ]

Still not in control here. Reminds me of this painting which I did in a tumultuous time. Its called "let me off!" Its oil on paper.

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