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    Lee Dewsnap
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Detail from recent work. Swipe for progress shots...Crevices deepen as the work progresses. This rose is now finished and has up to 7 layers of paint glazes in some areas.

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#oilonlinen
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My reference shot for my next 120x90 stretched linen. There are luscious water droplets on this piece which I'm excited to tackle. They may not show on this image very well. The best ones are where the two peonies meet and they are dripping into the crevice between πŸ€—

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#daisys
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#pink
Gesso on two newly stretched canvases. Third and fourth coats tomorrow ready to draw up the first piece Monday πŸ€—

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Looking out to my studio, too hot to paint during the day lately so painting in the evenings. I've opened the doors to allow some airflow to these works drying. Starting two new works shortly, one a commission of two striking Peonies.

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#blueandwhite
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Detail..increasing the brightness of some areas on this orchid that is much in shadow. Nearly there on this piece πŸ€—

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Detail work in progress. Part of a 1.2metre X 85cm work on linen. Finished the shadows on the lower rose. I still have to darken the background beneath the roses. I will do this by glazing a dark cool green mixed using transparent colours. I am almost at the stage of completion. 
#rosepaintings #oilonlinen#largeartworks #nzartist#stilllife##contemporaryart#artcollectors#artlovers#interiordesigners#homedecor#gardeners#landscapers#artgalleries
Adding tiny highlight areas to the edge of some of the Eucalyptus leaves. These are finished now but I am sure I will find something more to tweak. It's the finer details that adds magic and brings the painting to life πŸ€—. SWIPE for progress stages of this section.
Adding tiny highlight areas to the edge of some of the Eucalyptus leaves. These are finished now but I am sure I will find something more to tweak. It's the finer details that adds magic and brings the painting to life πŸ€—. SWIPE for progress stages of this section.
Progress steps swipe for detail from drawing to almost finished.
Progress steps swipe for detail from drawing to almost finished.
I have a painting to varnish but the wet, humid weather is stopping me and has brought me back to finishing this work. Worked on the Stock and rose in the shadows. More shadows on the Stock when this layer dries. See my next post for images from drawing to this stage.
I have a painting to varnish but the wet, humid weather is stopping me and has brought me back to finishing this work. Worked on the Stock and rose in the shadows. More shadows on the Stock when this layer dries. See my next post for images from drawing to this stage.
This work has been drying, however I just need to tweak the lower left hand side as I don't like the greenish petals on the lower part of the Lizianthus. These gorgeous flowers from my reference shot were a birthday gift from a neighbour/friend and were from @cartierforflowers

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This work has been drying, however I just need to tweak the lower left hand side as I don't like the greenish petals on the lower part of the Lizianthus. These gorgeous flowers from my reference shot were a birthday gift from a neighbour/friend and were from @cartierforflowers #whiterosepainting #artoftheday #artistofinstagram #realism 
Our beautiful NZ scenery....from rain to cloud to sunshine in less than an 
#newzealand#headinghome#countryside#holidayover
Heading home this awful low cloud and rain was over the hills but as quick as we are in it, around the bend clear again πŸ€—
Heading home this awful low cloud and rain was over the hills but as quick as we are in it, around the bend clear again πŸ€—
Were chilling out at Whangamata with my lovely friend and her dog who is also Poppy's best friend... Lots of beach walks for the dogs, great food and lots of relaxing before the start of a busy year of painting. This is before sundown this evening.

#whangamata #poodle#schnoodle#summer#beach#sunshine#evening#friends#sea#newzealand
Snippets of detail of my last painting for 2017. I will reveal the finished work in its entirety next week. 2018 I am starting the year off with a new  work of peonies with fewer blooms, as larger flowers and some droplets of water as an extra challenge.  I only have some fine tuning to complete on this work, mainly the Delphinium.

#bestnine2017
Snippets of detail of my last painting for 2017. I will reveal the finished work in its entirety next week. 2018 I am starting the year off with a new work of peonies with fewer blooms, as larger flowers and some droplets of water as an extra challenge. I only have some fine tuning to complete on this work, mainly the Delphinium. #bestnine2017 
Varnish almost dry, a better image. 1 metre x 1 metre oil on Belgium linen (Spring Rhapsody). Beautifully stretched by Dean over at @studioartsupplies .
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Finally varnished this painting...varnishing is the final touch to a painting but since having a disaster with Gamvar satin going streaky on me I have been waiting until I felt confident again.  I decided, however, to use Gamvar gloss for this piece and I'm praying it is OK and can go off to the gallery in the New Year.
Finally varnished this painting...varnishing is the final touch to a painting but since having a disaster with Gamvar satin going streaky on me I have been waiting until I felt confident again. I decided, however, to use Gamvar gloss for this piece and I'm praying it is OK and can go off to the gallery in the New Year.
Snippets (detail) of some 2017 paintings. My New Years resolution for 2018 is to try not to be so critical of my work and maybe relax my style a little. 2018 also has an exciting opportunity which I will share nearer the time.
Snippets (detail) of some 2017 paintings. My New Years resolution for 2018 is to try not to be so critical of my work and maybe relax my style a little. 2018 also has an exciting opportunity which I will share nearer the time.