Category Archives: Studio painting

The End of Something Old Or The Beginning of Something New?

Sunset or sunrise? This painting is another one of my plein airs reworked and rescued from the trash. It has transformed from a sketch into a more controlled work. All changes to the plein air painting were done out of my … Continue reading

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Wall Study

This started as just a quick study to understand the color of the shadow part of that wall thinking it would help me try this with watercolor (which would allow me only one shot to get it right). It ended up … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Winter

I think this one is finally done. The plein air sketch for this was done in February 2015. We haven’t had ice like that since. So far this winter it hasn’t been very cold here, but my fingers are crossed … Continue reading

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Another Costume

Two more watercolor sketches today done from a model in costume. Not my best work but fun to play.

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Ballerina

A rare Sunday opportunity for me to paint from a model. She wore a ballerina outfit. I decided to do multiple sketches today instead of one long painting. Here they are in the order that I did them. The last one … Continue reading

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Hard Lesson

It’s not unusual for me to paint over old paintings. A little bit of sanding and an old painting is ready. I actually prefer it with oils because I use them opaquely. The paint handles nicely on the surface and I … Continue reading

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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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Rescue Attempt #2

Here’s another attempt to rescue a painting from the garbage pile. This is the unfinished plein air painting from 2011: This is the painting now after I fixed it in my basement. Purple Street, oils, 11×14″ There were things about the original … 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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Rescue Attempts

I have paintings stacked in my basement from the floor to the ceiling. I decided to go through them and “cull the herd.” I made piles to keep, to throw away, and a “maybe” pile. I’m starting to take paintings … Continue reading

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