Author Archives: Hank Buffington

End of Staycation

Here are the other paintings from my brief staycation.

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Field in Oils

I haven’t really painted in months, and this morning it was a struggle. I was slow and this took much longer than usual. Luckily my family is out of town so I was in no rush. I really love the … Continue reading

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Moved Again

I really enjoyed our time in Rhode Island and was very sad to see it end. It really felt like we were on vacation at the beach for 3 years. It was wonderful and I’m glad we had the opportunity. I’ll … Continue reading

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Another Page

Here’s another page from my little sketchbook. I did it a couple of weeks ago but hadn’t posted it. I just realized I haven’t been doing the daily sketches in it anymore. I’m exploring other things lately.

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More Sketchbook

Here is another batch of sketchbook pages.

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Covid Cove

Still hiding in my basement like most people. Usually my outdoor sketches end outside. I don’t usually use them for studio paintings. However, given the current situation and inability for us to get outside I’m taking the opportunity to try … Continue reading

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Escape

I got to escape my house today and headed for some isolation at the wildlife refuge. My kids start their 2 weeks of home schooling tomorrow so I’ll be back to sketchbook sketches from photos until next weekend. This is … Continue reading

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Quarantine Week 1

Here are some pages from my sketchbook that I did this week. I’m working from photos and squeezing them in whenever I can. They’re small and I can get them done in one sitting while my kids are occupied.

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Distraction

I find it hard to work through distractions. I need to focus and sort of wander into my happy place and ignore everything else. Yesterday my distraction was the tide. When I arrived on location the tide was very far … Continue reading

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Sketchbook

Here’s another page from my sketchbook. It is a watercolor copy of Gustave Doré’s Andromeda. I stopped when I realized the reproduction I was working from was garbage. I tried to fix some of the problems but just decided to … Continue reading

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