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Oil_painting_paletteWelcome to my blog. I am color-blind. I see the world differently than you do. I use this handicap to express the world around me by painting.

I have been told that there’s something “different” about my paintings. Someone with normal color vision is intrigued, confused and shocked by my use of colors. That’s good.

Please browse my paintings and see life through my eyes. Yes, the colors range from vibrant to dark and melancholy–but never normal.

If you like what you see, shoot me a line at northernexpressions16@gmail.com and we can talk.

Thanks for stopping by

 

Paul

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It’s Been a While…

I haven’t done any oil painting lately, as it costs a lot and well, frankly, I would rather be the one starving than my kids. Honestly though, oil paints are expensive, and I would rather put my money into something that I can get the same satisfaction without mortgaging the farm.

Enter Street Painting!

You’ve probably seen them on the streets of New York and other cities speedily painting on  poster paper, scenes from space, cityscapes and other strange and wonderful places. They use spray cans instead of palettes. They use lids and flames instead of  brushes and when they are done…you are impressed. I was, so I decided to try my hand.

Here are my first attempts at this wonderful and strange way of painting:

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I will take a piece of poster paper and tape it down to my workbench. Then afterward, once its finished and dry, I will trip the edges to get rid of the white that shows.

It’s a very fun and satisfying way to paint. There will more to come in the future and hopefully with practice, I’ll improve.