Author Archives: Hank Buffington

Short Poses

Today was all short poses at figure group. We started with the usual warm ups and then went to 20 minute poses for the rest of the morning. The first page is 3 minute poses. 5 minute poses 20 minute … Continue reading

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Mittens

My first painting of the season wearing mittens over my gloves. They’re always a bit more clunky and ham-fisted. Lots of ducks cooing behind me though. The tide came in silently under my feet and ended this one a bit … Continue reading

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Other Side

This morning I headed over to the other side of the island. The water on that side is a different color. This was on Ocean Drive in Newport. I’d like to have another shot at this one in oils or … Continue reading

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Post Thanksgiving

The morning after. Still full. Walking it off this morning and painting some rocks in the wildlife refuge.

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Van Again

It was raining and windy this morning so I had to hide in my minivan again. A month ago when I did the same thing I pushed the landmass back to create more space. Today I enlarged it.

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Windy + Rain

It was very windy so I headed down to the beach after lunch on Friday looking for waves. I had to work very quickly. The rain came an hour earlier than predicted, and it eventually chased me home.

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Another

I did another studio oil from a small plein air watercolor from five years ago. I’m still not sure where these are going, but it’s kinda fun. 12×16”

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Practice

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. Another morning at figure group. The first two are quick warm ups that I liked enough to leave on a page by themselves. A page of more warm ups. I … Continue reading

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Vodka

Today was the first morning of the season below freezing (when I left my house) so vodka had to come back. And here are some sketches of a tall model at figure group yesterday. A 10 minute pose.

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Studio Time

I’m starting to try to do more studio paintings from my field sketches again. This sketch is from September 2013. It’s tiny. Watercolor. This is the 12×16” oil on canvas I did over a couple of days worth of free … Continue reading

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