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Art dump from the last 10 months, part 2 of 2:

 

All direct ink, from imagination and life.

 

Art dump from the last 10 months, part 1 of 2:

Direct pen and ink, outside of the watercolors.

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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