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Daily Oil Paintings of Kathryn Townsend. The paintings posted on this blog are a journal of process. Daily practice, exploration and experimentation are the life blood of the artist's way.

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“A man learns to skate by staggering around making a fool of
himself: indeed he progresses in all things by making a fool of
himself.” --George Bernard Shaw

Monday, September 13, 2010

Girl in Pink

"Girl in Pink", 9" x 7", Oil on Museum Board
My small portrait marathon is now over for the time being as I have to focus on my trip to the UK.  In eight days I painted some 30 small portraits. Not all of them turned out and some painted themselves. Some I limited to 30 minutes, most were painted in less than an hour and at least one I struggled with over time and was still not satisfied. So though I am throwing out the unacceptably bad ones, I think I have enough for my husband to post one every day during the trip because I will not have access to a computer.  Some I have already posted.  Thank you all for your comments, both on the blog and through email.  I appreciate your encouragement!


  1. I have enjoyed your portrait studies...this one has wonderful light!

  2. Your portraits are fabulous. You make them look so easy, and I know they aren't. Well, not for me, anyway.

  3. Hey Kathryn,

    FYI, you can schedule blog posts if you wanted to create your posts now and have them go live one at a time. (Tell your husband I said you're welcome:)

  4. Thank you all! Liz--thanks for letting me know about the scheduling--that is definitely going to be a relief for my husband!