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Jul 17Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Thankyou so much for sharing your thoughts and process in this post. Very inspiring!

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Thank you, Georgina.....I'm glad you liked it!

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Mar 9Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Thank you for sharing your process, Harry! Very inspiring and the finished painting is beautiful!

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Thank you, Lena! I always love seeing your wonderful paintings on Instagram!

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Mar 4Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Thanks again for sharing your process with us, Harry. I always find your blogs inspiring. I continue to work towards a carefree and intimate art practice that produces lively and authentic paintings, but certainly do find it challenging at times to not get wrapped up in over-painting things! I will head into the studio and practice!

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Thank you, Jen!...and your work is lovely!

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Mar 3Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Thanks for another wisdom packed newsletter! Your description of diving in and keeping things abstract all along the way was brilliant! It’s keeping in that mode until the end where I struggle. As things progress and start becoming forms I recognize I get all nervous and flip back into “I know what this is” brain and it is then when things start to fall apart. Staying focused on seeing shapes, color, lines and marks in an abstract manner really requires resetting myself many times! Also your comments on overpainting and describing are so on point!

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Thanks, Brandy. Yes, description is overrated.....suggestion seems better to me. From my standpoint some description often seems necessary, but too much, and it gets in the way of the mechanics of the picture.

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Mar 3Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Thanks do much for posting your process here Harry. There’s so much information and so very interesting. Thanks!

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Thank you, Sarah! :)

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Mar 2Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Harry, I love this post. Fantastic finished painting, very much enjoyed your sharing your process. Thanks!

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Thanks, Jane....I'm so glad you liked the post and the painting!

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Mar 2Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

Thank you. I do imagine it’s fine with the acrylic base and varnish. I also really like using thin paper so just wondered what it was.

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I'm also doing some on primed heavy archival paper that I will laminate to panels, but I really like the lighter paper too, for a variety of reasons. The archival issue is important though, so it's always good to be thinking about the longevity of the piece as well.

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Mar 2Liked by Harry Stooshinoff

I’m curious what kind of thin paper you’re using. It looks like newsprint. Is it archival or maybe not?

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It's not newsprint. It's regular copy paper, typing paper, and it's not archival. But the substrate is entirely archival, and the thin paper is heavily primed with an acrylic base, and later varnished, so even if there is any deterioration of the thin paper over time, it should all hold together fine.

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