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My husband, Martin Mauseth Hvattum, was awarded a travel stipend from Grafill this year. So, in July, we traveled around Norway doing pleinair paintings of the Norwegian landscape. It was a spectacular trip, for many reasons, and the ability to see what Norway is really like, not just from the capitol’s perspective, was insightful. I painted rarely, using the trip instead as a well needed relaxation outlet. But, here are a few paintings that I do think turned out. Ive been trying to challenge myself to focus on values much more, as it has always been a difficult area for me.

The first is a waterfall near Svartisen, the second is unrecorded and unknown. Both are acryla gouache.
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Some miscellaneous sketches from my visit back to San Francisco this summer. No life drawing this time, just some on location pen drawings on the streets of SF (ok, and maybe a little from Norway too) and some sketches from the Academy of Science’s skulls exhibit – oh my goodness, was it a treat! A super phenomenal exhibit that was perfect for my penchant for anatomy.

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Last life drawing update from this summer. These are all quick studies, no more than 3 minutes each. 
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More AAU drawings.
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Art dump 4/7, from San Francisco’s Academy of Art alumni workshops, and perhaps a few sketches while hanging out with some good friends.

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Update 3/7 – this time, featuring COLOR. One thing I miss about the AAU that we don’t have in Oslo (or, in many places in the world) is access to such a diverse group of models. I really missed having all shapes, body types, genders and personalities to draw. It seems like there is just 3 models here in Oslo, and they are all fairly similar in styles. Not to mention ZERO clothed figure workshops – I felt a bit rusty in that area!
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Upload 2/7 here of the San Francisco art dump. More quick studies, some longer studies as well – I’m normally pretty good at numbering how long each pose was next to the drawing. A new addition this upload is 1 drawing from imagination – though its pretty obvious which one it is. +10 points to whoever guesses last.

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Went back to San Francisco for a month over the summer. It was a lovely time filled with much drawing, and I surprised myself by how tired I felt at the end of each day. I used to draw for hours upon hours every day, and now I couldn’t even go to one workshop without feeling pooped! However, it still felt amazing to draw again with such ferocity.  I have some 70 pages to upload, so I will do it in small uploads of about 10 each. All work done in pen, from 1-10 minutes.

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