Sunday, July 24, 2016

The River Bridge

The River Bridge
oil on canvas panel

This is a studio painting done from a photograph.  I prefer to work plein air but it is close to 100 degrees here so I stayed in.  Once I have blocked it in with the value decisions made, I tend to only
look at my painting rather than the photograph.  This helps it become more
my painting than a copy of a photo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer Day in the Neighborhood

oil on canvas panel, gamvar varnish
Daily Paintworks

My plein air group which meets every Tuesday morning gathered at the Mint Museum grounds this past week. I had painted the grounds last time so I just turned my easel across the street to this house with the little picket fence.

My 12 year old grandson is spending the week with me.  Along with baseball, etc, he likes to
draw and paint so I set him up with my easyl box, oil paints, a selection of
brushes and solvent.  A lovely painting emerged!
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