Dawn Lewis
(@intrepid_artist)

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Dawn Lewis
(@intrepid_artist)

4 Days 1 Hour Ago

Finished! Rainy days are good for something! "Snowy Egret" 8×10 acrylic on canvas panel. #wildlifepainting #wildlifeart #birdsinart #birdart #floridawildlife

Dawn Lewis
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4 Days 15 Hours Ago

The first layer of color is on; I'm done for the night. Tomorrow, when it's dry, I'll come back in with glazes to build up the depth. #wildlifepainting #wildlifeart #birdsinart #birdpainting #acrylicpainting

Dawn Lewis
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4 Days 21 Hours Ago

Colors going in, starting to look like something... #acrylicpainting #wildlifepainting #wildlifeart #birdsinart #birdart

Dawn Lewis
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4 Days 22 Hours Ago

It's pouring down rain outside today, so I decided to use this time to start on a new piece; I've had a hard time getting motivated lately, so today was the perfect time. I've never posted progress pics before...i don't know about everyone else, but all my paintings go through an ugly stage where I seriously think maybe I've forgotten how to paint and I should scrap the whole thing. As long as I keep going, they usually come out the way I envisioned, but I sure don't want anyone seeing them while they're like that! However, I always enjoy seeing the progress pics of other artists, and often I learn something that helps my own process, so here goes...plus, it will keep me accountable to finishing the thing! Here, I've got the finished drawing on a toned canvas, and I've laid in the lightest and darkest values. Next, I'll start adding the first layer of color. #acrylicpainting #wildlifeart #wildlifepainting #birdsinart #birdart

Dawn Lewis
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11 Days 19 Hours Ago

Morning over the lake at the Summer Palace, Bejing. I managed to get this shot in the 30 second interval between tour groups. I thought the freezing temperatures would keep most tourists away, but everywhere I went was packed! Still, with a little patience and some walking, I was able to find some quiet corners in the complex to just relax and take it all in. #summerpalace #bejing #chinatravel

Dawn Lewis
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17 Days 3 Hours Ago

Some of the odd street food on offer at the Wangfujing Night Market. There were tarantula and giant centipedes too, but the scorpions were all I could bring myself to try. They weren't bad, kinda like bland potato chips, except for the legs... What's the weirdest food you've tried? #beijing #chinatravel #streetfood #streetfoodchina #wangfujing #weirdfood

Dawn Lewis
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19 Days 3 Hours Ago

The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in the Temple of Heaven complex. This is the oldest building in the park where the empower would pray for good weather and abundant harvests. The park complex itself is huge with impeccably landscaped paths and open ares where locals gather to do tai chi every morning, as well as play music and card games. #templeofheaven #bejing #chinatravel

Dawn Lewis
(@intrepid_artist)

21 Days 4 Hours Ago

Cross one more off the bucket list! Hiked the entire Mutianyu section. #greatwallofchina #greatwall #chinatravel #solotravel

Dawn Lewis
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2018-11-10 16:15:25

I just finished my very first powerlifting meet. I had a blast, met some great people, and hit a PR on the deadlift. I'm hooked! Huge THANK YOU to my coach, @rachaelstrongerfitness for all the training and encouragement. I could never have done this without you! #powerlifting #powerliftingwomen #girlswhopowerlift

Dawn Lewis
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2018-11-01 19:01:25

I'm working down to the wire getting new work framed for this weekend's Art Harvest outdoor show at Highlander Park in Dunedin. If you're local, I'm in booth 19. Stop by and say Hi! #artharvest #artshow #artshows #oilpaintings #pleinairpainting

Dawn Lewis
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2018-07-19 06:55:59

Just hung my solo exhibit with the Professional Association of Visual Artists at the Clearwater Municipal Services Building. It runs from now until the end of September and is open to the public. #pava #artexhibit #artexhibition #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting #oilpaintings

Dawn Lewis
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2018-07-14 06:22:29

All set up and ready to go for Cool Art 2018! If you're in the St Petersburg area, stop by the Coliseum booth 39,, and say Hi! #coolart #artshow #fineart #acrylicpainting #oilpaintings #stpetersburgflorida

Dawn Lewis
(@intrepid_artist)

2018-07-07 09:33:14

A little break from the art today to take care of what my art is all about... I spent the morning volunteering with Tampa Bay Watch to clean up trash that has accumulated along the mangroves. The vast majority of it was plastics of all kind, especially shopping bags and bottles. Aside from being an eyesore, this stuff kills marine life of all kind, from wading birds to sea turtles. They eat it, mistaking it for food, suffocate in it, and become entangled in it. I've joined the growing movement to reduce and try to eliminate single use plastics from my life, and it IS hard, but if you can't bring yourself to do that, at least dispose of it properly. With curbside recycling, and recycling containers everywhere, including outside most grocery stores, it's easier than ever to take this small step to make a big difference. #protectwhatyoulove #nomoreplastic #plastics #tampabaywatch #environment

Dawn Lewis
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2018-07-04 07:44:37

A little 4×6 acrylic on board I did to submit to the MASF miniature show. Birds seem to have become my favorite subject, and I've been able to get tons of reference photos, including these guys, from behind Rusty Bellies at the end of the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs. They all gather there and wait for the fishing boats to come in with their catch so they can get an easy meal! #birdartist #birdart #acrylicpainting #rustybellies #tarponsprings #spongedocks

Dawn Lewis
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2018-06-30 06:33:42

Getting ready to complete my certification dives at Devil's Den, a 55ft deep underground spring...so excited!

Dawn Lewis
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2018-06-26 07:37:13

Another little 6×8 2hr painting, this time of a great white egret. #birdsinart #wildlifepainting #birdart #birdartist #acrylicpainting

Dawn Lewis
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2018-06-23 07:15:21

This is a quick 4×6 study I painted in acrylic on board. A friend and I are painting one a day for 5 days to help develop skills and get the creative juices flowing...sometimes the hardest part of painting is just getting started! This is really helping me to make quick decisions in regards to composition and color choices. Thanks for the kick in the butt, Elaine! #landscapepainting #pleinair #pleinairpainting #acrylicpainting #floridalandscape

Dawn Lewis
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2018-06-18 06:31:14

Quick oil sketch of the convent in Izamel, Mexico from my trip to the Yucatan. I did this in preparation for a larger, more detailed painting that I have yet to get around to starting, lol. Too many ideas to pursue, and I have the attention span of a squirrel! #izamel #mexicotravel #oilpaintings #pleinairpainting #yucatan