Category Archives: My backyard

Nessie

I’m still trying to do more studio paintings. Here’s another one done from sketches. It hasn’t really satisfied the idea I was after. I may try another version. Nessie, watercolor, 11×15″  And here are a couple of oil sketches on paper … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable

I’ve been working outside my comfort zone to try to learn some new methods and techniques. I haven’t exactly been enjoying it, but hopefully I’m learning some things. Outside My Comfort Zone, watercolor, about 15×11″ I finished this before lunch … Continue reading

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Garage Fix

Today I tried to fix this plein air watercolor. I wanted to change the light from overcast to sunny. I tried lifting the sunlit area on the driveway and it didn’t really lift very well. I tried sanding it. Didn’t work. … Continue reading

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Hostas

I tried painting hostas in my garden this morning unsure if it was a subject I’d be able to handle as a plein air painting.

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Pinwheel

A pinwheel in my pumpkin patch this morning.

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Garage

It was lightly raining and I thought I’d do a painting from the protection of my garage. I wanted to do a big watercolor today. Just after I started painting it stopped raining. I was sweating like a pig and … Continue reading

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Out of Time

I painted a train this morning but ran out of time. I might return someday to finish it as the trains never really change… or I might finish it up at home from a photo… or maybe I’ll just leave … Continue reading

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Midday Monday

I’m not much of a midday painter. I don’t usually care for the light. Today I thought I’d give it a shot and do a slow painting. It started out sunny but quickly became overcast making the light even less … Continue reading

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They’re Back

It’s that time of year already.

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Garden Variety

This was something new for me. I painted this entirely from my smaller sketches. I didn’t use photo reference and I didn’t take it outside to work on site. It’s more idealized than my usual paintings done from observation. This … Continue reading

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