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Laptop time!

It’s probably not as exciting for anyone else as it is for me, but I now have a laptop!  It’s something I’ve needed for a while now and I am very grateful to my parents as it is a very generous graduation gift!

It’s an HP Pavilion DV6 1215AX, which basically means that it’s very shiny and pretty.

HP Pavilion DV6 1215AX

I get pretty frustrated having to print out pages and pages of references images and inspiration to put up around my studio.  Now I won’t have to do that.  It also means blogging on the go! So if I’m in studio and need  a break from painting I can draft up a blog post.

The most exciting thing I’ve thought of so far is the fact that I can be in my studio and have a Studio Ghibli film playing while I’m painting.

So yes, not so exciting for others but very exciting for moi!  Hopefully this means more productivity both in and away from my studio!


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Polar Palace

While I may not quite be happy with the levels of productivity I’m reaching, I am at least happy with the work I’m producing – and it’s been a little while since that was the case.

Polar Palace - full image

Yesterday I finished this painting, and while I’m the first to admit that it’s not perfect, there is a lot I like about it.  The polar bear isn’t quite right, but the castle is pretty – and it looks more impressive in person.

Polar Palace - detail

Polar Palace - detail

There is an award show/competition that I’m planning on entering; the deadline is the beginning of October.  So far I’m considering putting in this work and the previous one with the pandas.  This may change, dependent on this:


Blank canvas of doom! It’s so hard looking at a huge blank canvas and deciding where to begin. The prospect of the first brushstroke ruining it is daunting. But paint I must.

Any critique and/or feedback on this painting is most welcome!

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