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Sat, Apr. 8th, 2006, 07:41 am
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I got some new canvas and paint last night. I have a mild headache right now. I won't take aspirin because I think the distant pain is due to some mental episode or something. I saw these two doctor-type ladies smoking outside their building yesterday afternoon so I did a quick sketch and then painted them when I got home from work. See the exact same painting at the exact same size along with four years worth of my artwork at: www.ChrisFrancz.com. Thank you, and have a nice day. Oh, 11" x 14" / canvas.

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Tue, Apr. 4th, 2006, 12:37 am
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This started as a simple gesture drawing this afternoon. I got home from work around 8:30pm and put it on canvas. It's rather loose but that is what I was going for. See the preliminary / underpainting and lots more artwork at www.ChrisFrancz.com
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Sun, Apr. 2nd, 2006, 07:33 am
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Here are some new things added to www.ChrisFrancz.com. The 8" x 10" acrylic painting was done last night and the B & W is a detail of an 8" x 10" pen and ink drawing that I am still working on.
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Sat, Apr. 1st, 2006, 11:23 am
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Lotsa new stuff on my site: www.ChrisFrancz.com. Three paintings added to the galleries and four sketches added to the fresh sketches section.
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Tue, Mar. 28th, 2006, 08:02 am
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The scanner was not kind to a few things that I added and I probably did them too small. See more at: www.ChrisFrancz.com
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Fri, Mar. 24th, 2006, 07:44 am
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Added one sketch. The costume is not authentic since I could not find a clear photo of what I was looking for. It's just a doodle. Last night I was eating dinner with Laurie at Wendy's. A very good-looking woman in my "age range" came in. I made sure she noticed that I looked at her. She looked at me the same way and then looked at Laurie and then looked away. Such is the problem when eating dinner with a woman who is attractive but only your friend. When we left the woman was sitting in the back eating by herself. Laurie asked if I wanted to go back and talk to her. That would look real good, wouldn't it. Maybe I'll try to draw her today. Stay tuned...
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Thu, Mar. 23rd, 2006, 08:05 am
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Hello all... these are just some of the new sketches added to my site: www.ChrisFrancz.com. Stop by for a visit some time. Chris
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Mon, Mar. 20th, 2006, 04:38 pm
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After browsing the many artist pages on Live Journal I am left with one feeling: "Wow, I'm probably the best artist on my block." I wish I could be like so many other artists that I've met. They have motivation, drive, goals and the enthusiasm to meet those goals and then set new ones. I on the other hand have absolutely no goals - as far as life in general or art. I spend all my free time sketching or painting and then scanning the stuff so I can put it in my website. That's my life. I honestly felt like sh-t when I looked at some of the work by other artists. Then I got a thought: If I do what I do best, no one can do the same thing better than me. Now I've just gotta figure out what it is that I do best. Then again, some people will never rise above mediocrity. But maybe that's not a bad thing. Art is the only place that I can be at peace and if that's the purpose for which I've been given my talent then I should be happy with that. See my artwork at: www.ChrisFrancz.com

Mon, Mar. 20th, 2006, 09:43 am
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I did a painting last night. 8" x 10" acrylic on canvas. Not sure how I feel about it. I used the raw, unprimed side of the canvas because I like the texture but maybe it's not the best thing to do. Plus, the painting, which is from a photo that I took yesterday morning around 8am is kind of dark and no amount of fooling around with it in Photoshop neutralizes the harshness of the scanner. When I laid down in bed I had to kick out the jams and freestyle a sketch of an old lady that popped into my mind yesterday. I drew her as I saw her (in my mind). I don't know what it means. I had to draw her, so I did, then got out of bed (11:30pm) and fired up the computer and scanner so I could post it. Sometimes I see things (mostly people) and I feel compelled to draw them. Last week I was out with a friend (female) at a business expo. I saw this beautiful woman behind a booth. Most guys would look at her and think: "I gotta do her." All I thought about and told my friend was: "I want to draw her face, it's perfect." I could not even tell you anything about her body because I was captivated by her face.
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