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The Blog of Roxanne Zuniga Blackwood — portrait

"Those Who Teach" Opening Reception at the Sherwood Center for the Arts

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"Those Who Teach" Opening Reception at the Sherwood Center for the Arts

Invitation by Roxanne Zuniga Blackwood to attend opening reception of "Those Who Teach," an invitational art show produced by the Sherwood Center for the Arts, featuring work by artists local to the Sherwood area.

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Painted Portrait of Julia Garner

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Painted Portrait of Julia Garner

I love painting in oils. About a year ago I hadn't painted with them for well over a decade. It is nice to be back in the swing of things. I mostly paint straight from the tube except for a little bit of a soybean based artist thinner in the beginning for my initial sketch/underpainting and as the painting progresses I stick to paint straight from the tube unless it's too stiff or tacky to work with. If the paint is not workable enough I use walnut oil to help the paint behave better. I don't bother with much else, I like the...

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