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coilaevans

coilævans Painting portraits, movement, and moments • oil on copper • Roundup, MT • ❤️ my 3 guys. Troy 👨‍🎨🎨 Lukin🐕 & Ainslie🐩 @docuhistory.thecoalmineproject http://www.coilaevans.com/blog/2018/1/2/in-the-new-year-of-2018
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Was it his military background, or an innate sense to protect others as he rushed to the scene to disarm the shooter? . coach chris hixon loved his students and i can tell by looking at him that he was proud, caring and fierce. rip chris hixon🙏🏽❤️ . #payingmyrespects #chrishixon #parklandhighschool #portraitpainting #oilpainting #coilaevans #hero #ifwecouldbeheroesjustforoneday #impressionism #realism #socialrealism #sacrifice #veteran
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An excerpt from commentary i read by a teacher in eastern montana, regarding her thoughts when her students ask about school shootings: “they have to know that teachers will do what ever we can to protect them. however, there was nothing in our teacher preparation that came even remotely close to equipping us with how to deal with these issues.” . . scott beigel did not turn his students away. he opened the door. i couldn’t help but notice the kindness in coach scott beigel’s eyes... he must have always welcomed his students in with graciousness on a regular basis. i think he must have truly loved his work. rip scott beigel 🙏🏽❤️ #payingmyrespects #scottbeigel #parklandhighschool #portraitpainting #oilpainting #coilaevans #hero #ifwecouldbeheroesjustforoneday #impressionism #realism #socialrealism #sacrifice
4 81 2 days ago

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When looking for a photo of coach aaron feis, i saw one of him with his toddler daughter posted in 2012. she is certainly grade school age now. i cannot begin to know what he was thinking as he shielded the students, in his care, from harm,..perhaps he did so hoping someone would do the same for his loved ones should they be in danger. the instinct to protect without ones own regard can be so strong. rip coach feis. 🙏🏽❤️ . . #payingmyrespects #parklandhighschool #aaronfeis #portraitpainting #oilpainting #coilaevans #hero #ifwecouldbeheroesjustforoneday #impressionism #realism #socialrealism #sacrifice #ifwecouldbeheroesjustforoneday
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I cannot begin to imagine the courage these two young men had while manning the door(s) to protect their classmates. . science would say their sympathetic hormone kicked in, causing them to stay and fight. . what an act of selflessness. there were other heroes that day. there were many victims. . living or gone. this is the start at my feeble attempt to honour them, as i try to process all the way on the other side of the country. my heart hurts for you and your families, and all of whom love you. rip peter w**g 🙏🏽❤️ praying for your recovery anthony borges.🙏🏽❤️ . . . . #payingmyrespects #parklandhighschool #peterwang #anthonyborges #portraitpainting #oilpainting #coilaevans #fineyoungmen #heroes #ifwecouldbeheroesjustforoneday #impressionism #realism #socialrealism
6 94 3 days ago

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I have those kids and teachers on mind...i stayed up late painting to work through how i feel. i failed countless times, with the discarded studies to remind me...finally got to bed around 1 a.m. i so badly want to go outside for fresh air, a walk to clear my thoughts, get the blood flowing and get back to the easel. but it’s sooooo dang cold to be out there! 1 degree according to the trusty weather app 🌨😳. of course i could do yoga...these days it is a last resort to hit the mat. *sigh* ____________________________ what do you do to work through your troubles? ____________________________ •••longing for spring••• •••longing for better news••• ____________________________ #cabinfever #mondaymood #winterinmontana #springfever #artist #portraitartist #figurativeartist #coilaevans #montanaartist #americanartist #workitoutwithpaint #reflective #selfportrait
7 68 3 days ago

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Settling back in from the trip out to washington and workshop in portland. setting up the studies painted while there, so i can reflect on the notes taken and feedback received. this is the first figure study of the max ginsburg workshop. day 1: afternoon session. 12”x9” . . #maxginsburg #artistworkshop #paintingfromlife #figurestudy #oilpainting #coilaevans #artist #montanaartist #americanartist #figurepainting #brushstroke #impressionism @jaimebley
2 53 6 days ago

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Settling back in from the trip out to washington and workshop in portland. setting up the studies i did while there, so i can reflect on the notes taken and feedback received. this is the first head study of the max ginsburg workshop. day 1: morning session. 12”x9” . . . #maxginsburg #artistworkshop #paintingfromlife #portraitstudy #oilpainting #coilaevans #artist #montanaartist #americanartist #portraitpainting #gingerhair #brushstroke #impressionism
3 58 6 days ago

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Learning from max ginsburg has been a true highlight of my artistic journey thus far. he gives his students more to think about other than mere tubes of paint, panels or easel. 🤔🎨🙏🏽 . . #inspiration #maxginsburg #artistworkshop #paintingfromlife #artist #coilaevans #montanaartist #americanartist #thingstoremember #maxsmetaphors #figurativeartist #portraitartist
2 28 1 weeks ago

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Happy valentine's day to all of you lovers out there!! 💗still loving this frida and diego series from 2016! 💘 💞💞💞what i know as truth: the fairy tale romance requires lots of work. cheers to you all who know this and embrace this. cheers to you troy @blockhorsedesigns for working to make our fairy tale story our own. grumpy or happy glad you're my guy! 💪🏽👋🏽🥂 . . . #fridaanddiego #love #lovewhatido #art #smallworks #fridakahlo #artist #coilaevans #sugarkisses #fridayiminlove #montanaartist #americanartist #oilpainting #sold #gamblinpaints #artcollector #artcritic #figurativepainting @fridakahlo @frida.and.diego #fireandice #epicromance #impressionism
3 77 2 weeks ago

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Colour swatch wall @gamblincolors. so happy i stayed a bit longer after the #maxginsburg workshop to take a tour of the gamblin paint facility. it was such a pleasure to put faces to names!!! and learn about the very technical and scientific process of creating these artist oils i love to use! the team at gamblin was generous and enthusiastic as they toured my friend and i through their space. i love product knowledge and enjoy very much knowing the story behind this fabulous product! • fun fact: @rgamblin started his paint making endeavors in his garage. so many greats get their start there. cheers to you and your vision robert! cheers to you for cultivating such a fantastic team! 🥂 🎨 • thank you @peterescole for going above and beyond to make the tour happen. 🙏🏽😃🙌🏼 • @dsb5300 love your passion for the science and product knowledge of gamblin artist oils - thank you🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 . . . . #gamblinpaints #colorswatch #colourtheory #arttour #artistlife #continuingeducation #studiosafe #montanaartist #americanartist #coilaevans #portlandoregon #artist #oilpainting #roygbiv #colorpalette #colourpalette
3 37 2 weeks ago

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Last day of the max ginsburg #artworkshop at the oregon society of artists. this piece is from a 2 day pose. didn't get it fully complete, but am happy about the progress made from monday til today...so sad to leave. i need at least another 2 days or a month studying with @ginsburg.max . he's an amazing teacher! so grateful to have had this opportunity. i feel like i won the lottery! . . . #allaprima #allaprimapainting #figurepainting #fromlife #oilonlinen #coilaevans #artist #americanartist #montanaartist #impressionism #realism #fineart #maxginsburg @ginsburg.max #oilpaintingstudy #lightandshadow #brushstroke #figurativeart #paintingfromlife @oregonsa #womenpaintingwomen #brushstroke #ontheeasel
2 55 2 weeks ago

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Working to remember this today, as i begin the final day of the max ginsburg workshop at the oregon society of artists. wishing i had a few more days to learn from this man! ❤️ 🎨 . . . #inspiration #maxginsburg #artistworkshop #paintingfromlife #artist #coilaevans #montanaartist #americanartist #thingstoremember
1 36 2 weeks ago

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3rd day into the max ginsburg #artworkshop at the oregon society of artists. today we did a long pose. tomorrow and friday will be a 2-day pose. am learning so much! thank you @jaimebley for being such an excellent model!!! ❤️🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 . . . #allaprima #allaprimapainting #figurepainting #fromlife #oilonlinen #coilaevans #artist #americanartist #montanaartist #impressionism #realism #fineart #maxginsburg @ginsburg.max #oilpaintingstudy #lightandshadow #brushstroke #figurativeart #paintingfromlife @oregonsa
8 76 2 weeks ago

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I often ask people what their favourite part of the day was. • while there were many lovely moments today, i would like to share my favourite one with you. • this afternoon i listened to max ginsburg speak about his father's work. it brought a tear to my eye as he showed the many alla prima pieces his father painted throughout his life as an artist. in these combined images you can catch a glimpse of one of the countless, commissioned pieces his father made professionally, (i barely snapped this pic in time!) the images of the commissioned works max shared were gorgeous pieces of many hollywood stars and starlets. but the pieces that moved me most were those of his wife, his self portraits, his grandchildren, and a piece of his son, young max. you can tell his father loved what he did. moreover, you can see he also loved the subject he was painting. having the opportunity to see this personal timeline created in paint from everyday moments was the favourite part of my day. and certainly a priceless, memorable experience for me...thank you max for sharing so much of yourself as a teacher and as a person. i am wrapping up the day feeling so very grateful as i am "saturated" with knowledge and inspiration. ❤️ . . . . @ginsburg.max #maxginsburg #mondaymotivation #masterpainter #portraitpainting #figurativeart #allaprima #paintingworkshop #artisttalk #lifewelllived #lovewhatido #grateful #inspiration #artist #portraitartist #portraitsociety #portlandoregon #oilpainting #artcollector #familyhistory
2 63 3 weeks ago