Author Archives: Hank Buffington

Strada Challenge (week 3)

These are really starting to pile up on my dining room table. My wife is wonderfully tolerant of me. I’m sure it must be hard to be married to an artist. I started the week on Sunday with a big … Continue reading

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Strada Challenge (week 2)

I’m still painting every day for the Strada easel challenge. Here are this week’s paintings. I worked on this one for two days. Painting in the middle of the day makes me feel less rushed as the light doesn’t change … Continue reading

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STRADA Easel Challenge

I’m participating in the Strada Easel Challenge this month. I have to paint a painting a day, every day for the entire month of September. Now that my kids are back in school that should be easy enough to accomplish. … Continue reading

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Sachuest Point

I switched to watercolors this morning. They never turn out how I want them to. It was fun anyway. 9×12″ While I was working I heard something behind me and turned around to find these girls watching me.

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Lost It

I lost interest in this one this morning. You win some, you lose some. This one was 16×20″. Not sure whether to wipe it off or not.

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Nibble Nibble Nibble

I wanted to try something different so this morning I tried to slow down and approach the process of building a painting differently. I used little brushes and just sort of nibbled away at the scene rather than building it … Continue reading

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The Point

This is looking towards the point at Sachuest Point NWR. It was really foggy when I left my house this morning so I left my watercolors at home. I was afraid all the moisture in the air was just going … Continue reading

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Vacation

We went back to New Jersey last week to visit our families. I took watercolors just to keep things simple. First we sat on the beach and I sketched waves while our kids played. This was another attempt at watercolor … Continue reading

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Sachuest Point NWR

Another morning with the rocks at Sachuest Point NWR. acrylic, 12×16″ 

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Long Time No Acrylic

I hadn’t painted a plein air painting with acrylics since New Year’s of 2016. I think that’s about 19 months! I don’t remember why I switched over to oils (maybe it was windy that winter?) but I never switched back. … Continue reading

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