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I’ve been trying not to post, lately, too many p I’ve been trying not to post, lately, too many photos of the large painting I’ve been working on for the past few years. I’m in the final stages of refining and correcting now, and differences in the overall painting are hard to see on a screen and to a general audience. I’m afraid I’ve been boring, posting about this one painting so often. So I’ve tried to hold back in hopes of sharing an image of it finished.

But ... 😂 ... 

I want to put the Christmas tree on the wall where I have been painting this painting. So I moved the painting to the wall opposite. In the 2 years I’ve been painting this, I’ve never moved it to work on it in another light. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. I don’t know why!

I prefer not to work in direct light. I find the challenge of making colors luminous in darker light (without making them garish) an ambition worth pursuing. If done right, the colors will “float” on the canvas when lit in certain light. 

But when I moved this canvas to the other side of the room under direct light, the effect was incredible! All those hours, days, months, years of layering faint, thin glaze over thin glaze, seeing such slow progress, are finally paying off! Those colors! ❤️

Of course, this painting is not finished. I’m now working from right to left back over the painting, fixing, correcting, balancing out the colors and contrasts. But I had to share this because I think this is a difference you can see!

#painting #sundaypainting #women #portraitpainting #largescaleart #largescalepainting #studioprogress #artiststudio #birds #doves #cocktails #humannature #civilrights #progress #australianartists #melbourne #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes

I’ve been trying not to post, lately, too many photos of the large painting I’ve been working on for the past few years. I’m in the final stages of refining and correcting now, and differences in the overall painting are hard to see on a screen and to a general audience. I’m afraid I’ve been boring, posting about this one painting so often. So I’ve tried to hold back in hopes of sharing an image of it finished.

But ... 😂 ...

I want to put the Christmas tree on the wall where I have been painting this painting. So I moved the painting to the wall opposite. In the 2 years I’ve been painting this, I’ve never moved it to work on it in another light. The thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. I don’t know why!

I prefer not to work in direct light. I find the challenge of making colors luminous in darker light (without making them garish) an ambition worth pursuing. If done right, the colors will “float” on the canvas when lit in certain light.

But when I moved this canvas to the other side of the room under direct light, the effect was incredible! All those hours, days, months, years of layering faint, thin glaze over thin glaze, seeing such slow progress, are finally paying off! Those colors! ❤️

Of course, this painting is not finished. I’m now working from right to left back over the painting, fixing, correcting, balancing out the colors and contrasts. But I had to share this because I think this is a difference you can see!

#painting #sundaypainting #women #portraitpainting #largescaleart #largescalepainting #studioprogress #artiststudio #birds #doves #cocktails #humannature #civilrights #progress #australianartists #melbourne #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes
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It’s come down to this. The two of us having a f It’s come down to this. The two of us having a face off. She’s the last of the birds. And once shes’s done, it will be time to tighten the painting as a whole. Getting close now ... 
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#lastbirdstanding #inthestudiotoday #painting #paintingprogress #artiststudio #behindthescenes #largescalepainting #painter #melbourne #australia #collingwoodartist #doves #birds #women #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes

It’s come down to this. The two of us having a face off. She’s the last of the birds. And once shes’s done, it will be time to tighten the painting as a whole. Getting close now ...
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#lastbirdstanding #inthestudiotoday #painting #paintingprogress #artiststudio #behindthescenes #largescalepainting #painter #melbourne #australia #collingwoodartist #doves #birds #women #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes
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In times like these, what else can you do but get In times like these, what else can you do but get weird? Well, I was already weird, but anyway ... 

#apainterslife #adayinthestudio #insidetheartiststudio #meta #womeninart #ingridbergman #largescalepainting #portraitpainting #women #people #laughing #smiling #lips #paintingprogress #process #processpainting #coverart #morethanapainting #cover #face #melbourne #australia #artist #art #mowmow #australianartist #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes

In times like these, what else can you do but get weird? Well, I was already weird, but anyway ...

#apainterslife #adayinthestudio #insidetheartiststudio #meta #womeninart #ingridbergman #largescalepainting #portraitpainting #women #people #laughing #smiling #lips #paintingprogress #process #processpainting #coverart #morethanapainting #cover #face #melbourne #australia #artist #art #mowmow #australianartist #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes
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Friday afternoon, feeling silly in the studio, #pa Friday afternoon, feeling silly in the studio, #painting birds. Still ... 

#studioprogress #paintingprogress #insidetheartiststudio #doves #dovesofinstagram #largescalepainting #Friday #fridayfeeling #womenempowerment #womeninart #melbourne #australia #melbourneartist #facecovering #coverart #maskart #masks

Friday afternoon, feeling silly in the studio, #painting birds. Still ...

#studioprogress #paintingprogress #insidetheartiststudio #doves #dovesofinstagram #largescalepainting #Friday #fridayfeeling #womenempowerment #womeninart #melbourne #australia #melbourneartist #facecovering #coverart #maskart #masks
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Closing in on the last of them ... #inthestudiot Closing in on the last of them ... 

#inthestudiotoday 
#paintingprogress
#australianartist

Closing in on the last of them ...

#inthestudiotoday
#paintingprogress
#australianartist
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I’m trying to keep my mask site and my artist si I’m trying to keep my mask site and my artist sites separate, but when people send me photos like these of adorable little munchkins in my masks, I just have to share from my @mow.mow.20.20 page 😍

Look at these wee little Wonder Women! Love photos like these. Thanks for sending them in! MOW MOW has 25 different mask designs based on the paintings of #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes in 4 different sizes! Find yours at www.mowmow.com.co and follow the artist in her studio @aubreyperry08 

#artonyourface #wonderwoman #maskart #facemaskart #australianartist

I’m trying to keep my mask site and my artist sites separate, but when people send me photos like these of adorable little munchkins in my masks, I just have to share from my @mow.mow.20.20 page 😍

Look at these wee little Wonder Women! Love photos like these. Thanks for sending them in! MOW MOW has 25 different mask designs based on the paintings of #melbourneartist #aubreyrhodes in 4 different sizes! Find yours at www.mowmow.com.co and follow the artist in her studio @aubreyperry08

#artonyourface #wonderwoman #maskart #facemaskart #australianartist
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Moving more quickly with the #birds now. Saving t Moving more quickly with the #birds now.  Saving the big one for the end. Whenever that is. I’ve been working on this #painting for over two years now. But there’s an end I feel approaching me. #australianartist #melbourneartist #portraitpainter #artistprogress #studioprogress #paintingprocess #artiststudio #womenpainters #womeninart #civilrights

Moving more quickly with the #birds now. Saving the big one for the end. Whenever that is. I’ve been working on this #painting for over two years now. But there’s an end I feel approaching me. #australianartist #melbourneartist #portraitpainter #artistprogress #studioprogress #paintingprocess #artiststudio #womenpainters #womeninart #civilrights ...

Long day in the #studio today #painting Love the # Long day in the #studio today #painting Love the #afternoon #winterlight #melbourne #melbourneartist #australianartists #paintforlife #paintingprogress #artistsofinstagram

Long day in the #studio today #painting Love the #afternoon #winterlight #melbourne #melbourneartist #australianartists #paintforlife #paintingprogress #artistsofinstagram ...

Finally on to the birds ... after two years of wor Finally on to the birds ... after two years of working on this #painting #patience #studioprogress #paintingprocess #paintingprogress #acrylic #charcoalart #largescaleart #womeninart #civilrights #womensrights #humannature #doves #birds #melbourneartist #australianartists #portraitpainter

Finally on to the birds ... after two years of working on this #painting #patience #studioprogress #paintingprocess #paintingprogress #acrylic #charcoalart #largescaleart #womeninart #civilrights #womensrights #humannature #doves #birds #melbourneartist #australianartists #portraitpainter ...

2 years ... finally moving on from the human eleme 2 years ... finally moving on from the human element to the birds ... #tired #2years #painter #artist #birds #women #portrait #painting #exhausted #melbourneartist #australianartist #flyaway

2 years ... finally moving on from the human element to the birds ... #tired #2years #painter #artist #birds #women #portrait #painting #exhausted #melbourneartist #australianartist #flyaway ...