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Kelly Foss  Artist/Adventurer #kellyfoss #oilpainting #figurativeart #portraitartist My latest ARTicle "Emotions & Art: Do They Mix?" 🔽clink🔽link🔽below🔽

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place... -Pablo Picasso .
Where should I paint next? This was such a joyous sculpture to paint while in the sunshine and fresh air. Occasionally the breeze the would sprinkle me with fountain mist. As the sun changed though I felt the maidens laughing at me. 🍃**Link in bio to my latest ARTicle "Emotions & Art: Do They Mix?"**. .
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Image: 8" x 8" (20.32 x 20.32 cm) plein air oil painting on linen panel, at Untermyer Fountain (Walter Schott's Three Dancing Maidens) in Central Park, NYC.
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#kellyfoss @drawingnewyork #pleinairpainting #pleinairmag #pleinair #centralparkart #plein_air_forum #pablopicasso #conservatorygarden #artarticles @centralparknyc #centralparknyc

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. ❤ @dollyparton .
I was reminded of this quote the other day. It's one of my favorites! I use it as advice for artists too. ✊😊 My way of "doing it on purpose" today is getting outside and painting. I love the great outdoors; the sights, the sounds, the smells, (and in NYC especially) the people! Here's a #pleinairpainting I did last year at the famous Bethesda's Fountain in @centralparknyc .
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#kellyfoss #outdoorpainting #oilpainting #getoutside #paintanyway #pleinair #studio_and_pleinair #pleinairmag #bethesdafountain

Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
-Emily Dickinson
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There's always hope. 💙.
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Image: 8" x 10" (20.32cm x 25.4cm) oil on board, painted from life (a plastic, toy bluebird modeled for me 😊). .
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#kellyfoss #🐦 #bluebird
#stilllifepainting #oilonboard #realismpainting #contemporaryrealism #gamblinoilcolors
#delightfulart @gamblincolors

"Be good, be young, be true! ...and above all let us never despair."
—Alexandre Dumas
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Rain. Beautiful rain. Almost every day. My outdoor painting plans have been put on hold; Not saying I won't paint in the rain, just not now. A coffee shop drawing date would suit me fine! Is that kosher, for me to draw you while we chat over drinks?
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Image: Drawn from life, 1 session, charcoal and @staedtlermars graphite on 9" x 12" (23.86 x 30.48 cm) @strathmoreart paper. Model: @artistnickywatts . .
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#kellyfoss #mystaedtler #strathmoreart #portraitdrawing #fromlife #pencildrawing #realismdrawing #portraitartist #bestdm

Am I the only one I know
Waging my wars behind my face and above my throat. -Twenty Øne Piløts
Made a little progress on my drawing of the amazing @shannonrosemodel 🙂 More to do... but I'm enjoying the ride.
Link in bio to my article "5 Tips to See & Draw Better (Part 1)" Image: Close-up of 11" x 14" (27.94 x 35.56 cm) work in progress, graphite on paper.

#pencildrawing #strathmoreart @drawingnewyork @strathmoreart @staedtlermars

As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. -Bono
What food should I paint next?

My next NYC, portrait drawing workshop is open for registration. Link in bio. Space limited. @drawingnewyork

Image: SWIPE to see more. Oil on linen panel #allaprimapainting #fromlife @gamblincolors *sold*

If there was only one tree like that in the world, you would think it was beautiful. But because there are so many, you just can't see how beautiful it really is. ― Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn 🔆 It's officially plein air painting season (time to paint outdoors)! It's so nice to spend a day toiling in the splendor of Central Park. Soon I'll be asking for model volunteers! 😊💕 I think I'll title this piece "A Tree Grows in Manhattan". What do you think?

Image: oil on linen board. #allaprima #pleinairpainting @centralparknyc

We've got a bond in common, you and I. We are both alone in this world. -Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca

I've always liked painting people because of the empathy of it. As humans, we share the same feelings. So when you look at a painting of a person, maybe you can feel for a second how they do. I want to infuse my art with a sense of peace, and a feeling of commonality.

Image: close-up from an unfinished, full figure nude painted from life. Oil on canvas, 24" x 36" (60.96 x 91.44 cm). @gamblincolors #gamblinoilcolors #figurepainting

“Be mindful of your thoughts... they betray you.” - Obi-Wan Kenobi
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Here's my drawing that makes me think of the legendary Jedi master. ✨ While working, artists are often alone with their thoughts; This can be a good or bad thing. 😏 My "thought check list" is: Is it true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy? I try to think about such things. And if all else fails, I'll put an episode of The Office. 😄 What do you think about (or try not to think about) while working?
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Image: Swipe to see more images. Close-ups from an unfinished graphite drawing from life, on Fabriano artistico paper, 22" x 26" (55.88 x 66.04 cm). #mystaedtler #fabrianopaper @starwarsdaily

She's an artist. She don't look back. She can take the dark out of the night time and paint the daytime black. -Bob Dylan (She Belongs to Me, bootleg)
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A friend told me this song is me. 🤔 Do you have a song that feels like you? I'd like my portraits to "define" a person the way songs seem to do so easily. Maybe I'll start asking my models what song "is them".
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Image: close-up from an unfinished 24" x 30" (60.96 x 76.2 cm) full figure painting, painted from life, @shannonrosemodel (PS Shannon: ☺ What's your song?).
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#portraitpainting #dontlookback

Swipe to see more. ✴ Inspired by @andreysamarin saying "If you want to test your drawing, invert colours. If it looks good too, it means everything is fine." .
Image: close-up from a full figure, 18" x 24" (45.72" x 60.96 cm) charcoal & graphite on paper, #drawnfromlife . @drawing.anatomy.and.art
. 🎵 "Hear new now" @alok @brunomartinimusic @zeeba

He made me love him without looking at me. -Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

This rainy morning I found an old drawing of mine; It broods like a Brontë character, heartbroken and heroic. What do you think?

Link in bio to my article on how to draw dynamically.

Image: close-up from a 15" x 22" (38.1 x 55.88 cm) full figure nude on #fabrianopaper , drawn #fromlife .

@drawing.anatomy.and.art #mystaedtler

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