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Austin Oil Painter Val Rawlings: ‘Charly and a Vase of Tulips’

An Austin Oil Painter’s Granddaughter: Charly This oil painting started with a vase of noisy peach colored tulips that were shouting “Paint Me! Paint Me!” A visit from my granddaughter Charly provided the perfect opportunity to reenact Edgar Degas’ A … Continue reading

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Figurative Art: ‘Devilish Charmer’

The inspiration for this figurative painting was the Torchy’s Tacos devil mascot which hangs in their northwest Austin restaurant. A 6′ long sculpture of Torchy looms overhead while you are waiting to give your order, so I snapped a few … Continue reading

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‘Classic Troll’ Figurative Painting

This figure study subject is a troll doll — a little piece of nostalgia from my childhood. Ever since we moved into our new place on Lake Travis, I had been looking all over the house for my beloved Troll. … Continue reading

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