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For this week's waaayback wednesday: An early one that still seems to be a favorite for many: Foul Ball, 8x10", Oil. Hope you dig it! #waaaybackwednesday#art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #aaaw

Fairfield Porter (American, 1907-1975)
_Morning Sky, 1972.
#alexarchives #fairfieldporter #morningsky #representationalism #art

A few of you are asking about the supplies used for this drawing...it's about 90% ultra soft black PanPastel (applied with various sponges), 9% carbon (Wolff's carbon pencil 4B for dark sharp areas I couldn't get clean with the pastel), and 1% graphite for like five fine brow hairs 😆 (with a mechanical pencil) and tightening lighter areas with some H pencils (like around the teeth highlights). I used a Tombo MonoZero eraser to get fine white (or light) highlights (like the peach fuzz on the chin and pore highlights). And it's all done on a smooth paper (not sure of the brand- it was just part of a left over paper roll I had kicking around the studio).

"Uninhibited"
24"x30"
Let your inner weirdo shine 👹✨

Sometimes my job is stressful and sometimes I get to frame amazing art work! This guy brought in an original Salvador Dali block print and I died! #art #representationalism #aliceinwonderland #salvadordali #blockprint

Ameri.... A sign of the times. Saw this on the street while walking home -- crushed and flattened. Been thinking and looking at nationalistic signifiers in our day to day. During the past election Budweiser changed its name on its cans to "America" in a marketing campaign targeted at "patriotic" patrons. Where's the line between love of country and nationalistic, neo-colonialism and fascism? Often that line gets crossed once you've tossed back a dozen or more of these... #crushedcans #ameri #nationalistic #watercolor #gouache #representationalism #realism

What some may not realize is that much of my own artistic development has come from countless alla prima life studies. If you want to maximize development--maintain your focus but diversify your experience. 👍🏻 #oilpainting #realism #representationalism #allaprima

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For this week's waaayback wednesday: An early one that still seems to be a favorite for many: Foul Ball, 8x10", Oil. Hope you dig it! #waaaybackwednesday#art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #aaaw

Thrilled to have launched into another commission that is as touching as it is unique. More to come on this one... #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip #aaaw

"Ancora Imparo" ships out tomorrow to its home overseas. Again, it was an honor to be chosen to create this very special work. #bonvoyage #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #aaaw

Still can't recommend alla prima studies enough as a vehicle for deliberate practice to develop skill-sets for drawing with paint. Shown here, a 30 minute study from our alla prima challenges series. Even if you are aiming for hi-def realism you should give it a try! You'll benefit more than you realize. #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #arted #arteducation #allaprima #deliberatepractice #aaaw #smartermarx

Here's a few early progress shots from a recent work titled "Espy", 10x8", Oil on Panel. If you are a member of our smartermarx forum you can see some cool in-progress shots in the Work-in-Progress Gallery under the Artist/Educator Resources category. Hope this finds you all having an awesome weekend!!!!! #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip #aaaw #smartermarx

As some of you may know, I often hide the number '42' in my works (yes, a nod to the classic Hitchhiker's Guide by Douglas Adams.) I usually do not reveal how/where the number is hidden---but I'm bending the rules for this week's Waaayback Wednesday. Here is how the number was "embedded" in one of my favorite shadow box pieces, "The Fishers" (7x5", Oil.)#art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #42 #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip #aaaw #waaaybackwednesday

Launched into another special project this week. I am so very thankful for all of the engaging projects that I get to immerse myself in this year. Much more on the way~~~~#art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil #wip #aaaw

Among all of the stellar work at this year's Capturing Realism exhibition I will be sneaking in this little 7x5" still life. (Shown: Late, 7x5" (DETAIL)) You know, before I had painted this I had NO idea that berries like this had those tiny "hairs" on them. I learned that they are actually remnants of the "pistils" (the female portion of the flower.) Many believe that they help in protecting the fruit from insect damage. Pretty neat...Hope to see you at the show #capturingrealism #cr2017 #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil

It seems the natural wood with the linen white float was the trick for 'The Eleventh Hour'. The gallery just informed me it sold and is now in a private collection. YAY!! Let's celebrate!! #pollyseip #pollyseipartist #happyartist #instaart #instagood #instaartist #fineart #buyart #privatecollection #sold #letscelebrate #contemporaryart #representationalism #seagulls

Capturing Realism setup underway! For those of you in the Northeastern PA region---join us on our biggest Capturing Realism exhibition to date! Over 50 artists celebrating a pursuit of excellence!!!! Capturing Realism 2017
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery
Misericordia University
301 Lake Street
Dallas, Pa.

OPENING RECEPTION: July 8, 2017 from 5 - 7 pm.

Hope to see you there!!!! #representationalism #realism #fineart #artshow #artexhibition #exhibit #misericordiauniversity #paulyfriedman #aniartacademies #oilpainting #charcoaldrawing #pasteldrawing

A BIG congratulations to the winners of the 2017 GCA Still Life competition! I was so very proud to see good friend and colleague Emma Hirst ( @emmachristinehirst ) not only make it to the "finals"--but that she was able to create something quite wonderful in only six days. I wouldn't have stood a chance as I don’t think I could have kept up with her (or any of the artists) at that pace. So a big congratulations to her and all the participating artists this year!
To see all of this years winners and finalists: http://grandcentralatelier.blogspot.com/ #stilllife #art #fineart #oilpainting #realism #representationalism

There are commission works that are special... and some that are SPECIAL. This one was by far the latter. I present, (with the new owner's permission of course), "Ancora Imparo" (12x9", Oil on Panel) which translates to "I am still learning." As I mentioned before, being able to create a representation of, or homage to, another artist's work that I admire is what I imagine it is like for a musician to re-imagine a great song. It was a fantastic experience and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. I hope you all enjoy it as well. #ancoraimparo #art #fineart #painting #oilpainting #realism #stilife #representationalism #tepresentationalart #trompeloeil

For some weird reason, this painting has yet to find its home!

Once again, it's back in my studio / woodshop for the 4th time! I've decided instead of 'reworking' the painting itself for what seems like the millionth time, to spruce it up with a new lighter frame.
It seems to be a much happier piece now!! This piece, 'Summer's Here!' 36" x 36" is destined for @susanpowellfineart later today!! #pollyseip #pollyseipartist #susanpowellfineart #summerishere #oilpainting #oilpainter #art #fineart #maritimeart #beachart #atthebeach #whataview #buyart #summershow #newengland #summerinnewengland #ajmeerwald #opsail2012 #framemaking #womenworkhardifnotharder #artist #studio #4thtimeisacharm #representationalism #contemporaryart #contemporarymaritimeart #maritimeartist #magic #instagood #themagicofsummer

As I have mentioned before, I continue to view much of my work in gray scale in an attempt to better appreciate/evaluate value structure and its relation to color. While there is indeed a number of ways in which color significantly alters the perception of value, this method has often revealed ways to enhance the way that form was being communicated in a work. Give it a try with your work! (Shown: Natura, DETAIL 30x24", Oil (gray-scaled)) #art #fineart #realism #representationalart #representationalism #trompeloeil #stilllife

The entire piece! 'Evening Sparkle'
16" x 72".
Oil on Gessoed Sandeply.
2017 Copyright.

Available for purchase through Susan Powell Fine Art of Madison, CT. @susanpowellfineart . . . Music in background: The Piano Guys, One Republic.
#pollyseip #pollyseipartist #susanpowellfineart #summershow #summerishere #summerinnewengland #forthofjuly #4thofjuly #eveningsparkle #fireworks #oilpainting #fineart #representationalism #instaart #instaartist #studio #artist #art #letscelebrate #americanmade #independence #iwantindependence #usa

The dry fit of 'The Eleventh Hour' in its frame looks so good!! I am so stoked I had enough framestock leftover from when I framed all the night scenes a couple months back!! I can't wait to varnish the painting (so it'll look richer) and then set it in its frame forever!! This painting is reserved for sale through @susanpowellfineart #pollyseip #pollyseipartist #susanpowellfineart #summershow #sparklingwater #instaartist #instaart #fineart #representationalism #seagulls #tidalpool #starttofinish #artdemo #capecodculturalcenter #yarmouthartguild #theeleventhhour #timeisticking

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