FishieOil on canvas2003 (reworked 2016)Picked up this old fishie today while playing with glazing techniques and gave it a nice blue tint. Added a fresh coat of yellow and voila! It's ready to swim again. #fish #swim #painting #montalutstudio

Fishie
Oil on canvas
2003 (reworked 2016)

Picked up this old fishie today while playing with glazing techniques and gave it a nice blue tint. Added a fresh coat of yellow and voila! It’s ready to swim again.

#fish #swim #painting #montalutstudio

Happy with the progress on my Jesus painting today. Been frustrated with the flatness I was getting, so I decided to bring out my oil paints to lend body and softness to the work. It's slowly getting there... Extra pressure to get the face right, especially since the Divine Mercy devotion is all about the gaze of Jesus.#wip #portrait #divinemercy #Jesus #painting

Happy with the progress on my Jesus painting today. Been frustrated with the flatness I was getting, so I decided to bring out my oil paints to lend body and softness to the work. It’s slowly getting there… Extra pressure to get the face right, especially since the Divine Mercy devotion is all about the gaze of Jesus.

#wip #portrait #divinemercy #Jesus #painting

Me, Sun9x12 inchesAcrylic on paper2009/2016Sometimes it's nice to pick up something and allow it to open a floodgate of memories. Reworked this old piece from my early days today. I miss painting these faces. #acrylic #painting #montalutstudio #sun #face

Me, Sun
9×12 inches
Acrylic on paper
2009/2016

Sometimes it’s nice to pick up something and allow it to open a floodgate of memories. Reworked this old piece from my early days today. I miss painting these faces.

#acrylic #painting #montalutstudio #sun #face

Cheers

Came across this in my drafts, written a year ago…and funny that it seems I’m on repeat this year.

We’re now in month 8 of the year and looking back at Summer 2015 pictures makes me wonder how all of that could’ve happened in just seven months.

Back-to-back heartbreaks, recovery, purging, breakthroughs, identity building, crossing thresholds, birthing.  Seems the tailend of my year of gallivanting has given its final bow and by gosh am I so thrilled to hear the fat lady singing already.   On hindsight I see that I did ask for all of this, and I now move forward in gratitude, always. And in joy.

Of course there are no true repeats, but always, we move in gratitude and joy.  Thank you, 2016.  You’ve been wonderful so far.