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A couple more for you guys. These two were painted at Bethesda Park and Five Forks Trickum Park. I’ve made doing paintings from a life a daily habit not particularly to get better (though it’s fantastic for that) but just to have some time to myself outside. I like being outside. There is something that us modern artist are missing by spending the majority of time behind a computer screen, it’s just not natural. So when I get to go outside with my phone and my stylus I feel the air, the breeze, the atmosphere and ultimately end up translating those things into how the color truly feels. When I’m at my home studio I find I’m just trying my best to remember how it was when I was outside, I don’t actually feel anything. Because of this situation a lot of the art work being produced worldwide feels very stale even though it may be technically better than pieces done in the past. It’s very saddening to me. There are a few artist I know of that seem to have mastered going into that “outside"place while they are in doors  (Nathan Fowkes, Paul Lasaine, and Pascal Campion to name a few) but for the most part with us younger artist this is not the case. I hope new technologies advance to allow artist to properly work outdoors again soon.

Greg Mitchell, More phone life paints here: http://gregmitchellart.com/life-paintings/

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I did these doodles a few days ago at a coffee shop using my trusty ball point pen. One page is just mindless scribbles and the other I was doing some early development for an upcoming short film where a man’s arm is turned to machine! I know what your’e thinking “Yes, Greg we’ve seen that before,” but this time it will be different. For more organic and “animatey” something like the legendary Ryan Woodward mixed with myself. It’ll be months and months before official production starts but stay tuned folks!