Author Archives: Hank Buffington

Still Trying

I’m still trying to draw first before applying watercolors at figure group. Here are a couple from today. 20 minute poses.  

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Bird Sanctuary

I spent seven days painting this on site at the bird sanctuary. I’m not sure I’m completely done with it yet. I want to live with it for a while and spend more time looking at it before I sign … Continue reading

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Drawing

Today at figure group we did 20 minute poses rather than one long pose, and I drew first before applying watercolors. This slowed me down so they weren’t as “complete” as they usually are. It was a fun experiment though … Continue reading

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Below Freezing

It was below freezing this morning. I started out chasing ducks with my scope trying to draw them. That didn’t go so well. Switched to painting the landscape instead.

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Ugh!

Not my best day at figure group today. When we begin we do a bunch of short poses to warm up. I usually just do them all on one page, one on top of another. This was today’s first page. … Continue reading

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Day 1, Bird Sanctuary

Today I started a new large plein air painting at the bird sanctuary. I really like the sculptures they have installed (temporarily) around the property. I’d love to have one in my yard. It was warm enough here today that … Continue reading

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Figure

Another day of struggling through a figure. First, I did 20 minutes on the lights and 20 minutes on the darks. This shows why I don’t like to draw before I start painting. My drawing isn’t always strong enough and … Continue reading

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Beautifully Miserable

It was sunny when I left my house this morning. I had planned on painting a very different painting. When I got to the refuge it quickly clouded up and threatened rain. I’d wished I’d brought watercolors instead. 11/25/18, plein … Continue reading

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Pushing

At figure group today I tried to push things a little further away from the literal. First, a looser beginning that I ended before I ruined it. Second, the same loose beginning but I tried to push a longer effort … Continue reading

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A Rare Oil

I don’t paint with oil paints very often. I’d have to check back through my blog to find the last time (March 11). 8×10”

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