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"I Moved to LA to Work in Animation" new 96-page graphic novel

"I Moved to LA to Work in Animation" new 96-page graphic novel

21 hours ago   |   Home Is Where The Internet Is

I moved to LA in 2015 to storyboard for animation studios. I get a lot of questions from artists who are interested in making similar career moves themselves. I wanted to make...
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2015 Scotchman Peaks Paint Out

2015 Scotchman Peaks Paint Out

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

"Hopeful Morning" Oil, 5"x10" ©2015 Diana Moses Botkin Last weekend was the annual Scotchman Peaks Paint Out. There was no competition this year, which made for a friendly...
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Plein Air Painting at my Favorite Spot

Plein Air Painting at my Favorite Spot

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin   |   2 articles

"Shining Evening" Oil, 5"x9" ©2015 Diana Moses Botkin It was a lovely afternoon during the first week of October, not too cold, with a promise of evening color. So I set out on...
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Pushing Through

Pushing Through

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

"Supports" Carbon pencil with chalk highlights on grey paper 12"x17" ©2015 Diana Moses Botkin Days turn into weeks; weeks into months. Time passes like rivers flow to the...
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Winter Figure Studies

Winter Figure Studies

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

It was good to be in places this winter where I could get drawing time at live model sessions. Here are a few sketches from Geatches in Oklahoma City. "Reclining...
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Studies from OCU Art Social Evenings

Studies from OCU Art Social Evenings

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

Mike Wimmer 's monthly Art S ocial evenings at Oklahoma City University are always a treat and I was fortunate to be able to participate this past January and February. "Girl...
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Charcoal Figure Studies

Charcoal Figure Studies

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin   |   3 articles

It was so good to be able to attend sessions with live models during my travels this winter. Those brave souls who pose for us to study are part of the process of learning and...
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Portrait Oil Sk

Portrait Oil Sk

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

"Hopeful" Oil 6.5"x5" ©2016 Diana Moses Botkin Here are a couple of studies, from sessions this past winter at Geatches in Oklahoma City. Both of these lovely young ladies were...
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A Page From an Old Sk

A Page From an Old Sk

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

"Kitty" pencil on paper, 10.5"x8" ©1971 Diana Moses Botkin I've been remembering a dear friend who passed away a few days ago. I'm so thankful for the gift of her kindness and...
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Still Alive

Still Alive

1 day ago   |   Diana Moses Botkin

"Short Pose" Charcoal and chalk on cotton paper 11"x17" ©2017 Diana Moses Botkin Here it is almost the end of summer and I'm still catching up from my winter trip south. It was...
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Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott presents new marble sculptures at on form 18

Emma Elliott is one of forty sculptors selected for on form 18, a biennial exhibition of sculpture in stone at Asthall Manor in the Cotswolds. She joins world renowned and... Read more ...

Palaeoblog Now At Facebook.com/Palaeoblog

Palaeoblog Now At Facebook.com/Palaeoblog

After 12 years of blogging here, I've migrated the Palaeoblog over to Facebook at. This blog will remain here as an archive. Please join us there for faster, more up to date... Read more ...

Life in Ruins

Life in Ruins

Haven't posted in ages...not sure if anyone has noticed? Here's a quick sketch I did based on my favorite movie. If you haven't seen Blue Ruin then I highly recommend you check... Read more ...

Buckhorn Arts Festival, Preparation of Work, Continued

Buckhorn Arts Festival, Preparation of Work, Continued

I ended up using clear pine 1" x 2" to create an indented box that stands 1 inch off the wall, rather than 2 inches. And instead of using small screws and wire to hang, I just... Read more ...

To Lake Ontario, On Location, June 25

To Lake Ontario, On Location, June 25

To Lake Ontario Painted from the front seat of may car. a very beautiful and gently unsettled evening...it started off almost perfectly clear, but within 20 minutes came a... Read more ...

Hey Lucy, King Street, Toronto

Hey Lucy, King Street, Toronto

6x6 oil on paperThe colours of evening or night are always difficult to portray. What colour is night? Night is all about reflected surfaces. It is the surrounding lights and... Read more ...

More rain

More rain

Caught in the Rain - is one of six small pieces I have prepared for the SALA exhibition at St. Ignatius College Art Show 2015. Caught in the Rain - 30x30cm oil on board Read more ...

Saturday Shoppers, Dundas Ontario

Saturday Shoppers, Dundas Ontario

8x10 oil on canvasI don't often paint sunny days, normally preferring the moody atmosphere of rain or snow. In this scene I liked the backlit figures with their colourful... Read more ...

A Cool Day in March. Queen Street

A Cool Day in March. Queen Street

12 x 12 oil on canvasAfter being spoiled in February, winter has decided to come back for March. I guess things have to balance out somehow. I took this photo reference on a... Read more ...

30 paintings

30 paintings

30 Paintings in 30 Days Well here they all are, not necessarily in the right order but I have painted all these in the last thirty days and a few more to boot. Thanks to Leslie... Read more ...

Recent paintings

Recent paintings

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