Category Archives: Plein air landscapes
I haven’t been painting outside much lately. Here is a little spring green from this afternoon. It isn’t the best photo, but I’m no longer bothering to photograph these with my camera and edit them in Photoshop. This is just a … Continue reading
The sky was very blue this morning and I really liked the clouds over the bay. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to get a smooth gradation in watercolor. I should probably try to get my horizons straight too. … Continue reading
I tried a new palette this morning. I’ll write a full review of it later in case anyone is interested. This is 9×12”. I think I paint the jetty every time we’re here.
I got everything sent off to our accountant this morning so after lunch I treated myself to an hour on the playground. It was very windy and blew my water cup over, but luckily I had backup. 9×12”
Today I painted near the lighthouse in Beavertail State Park in Jamestown, RI. I went thinking I’d paint the lighthouse but changed my mind after I wandered around for a while. This hole in the rock interested me more. The … Continue reading
Some snow flurries landed on my painting this morning repeating the rain effect of the last one (previous post). I could see the storm coming right down the river towards me so I raced to wrap this up. I rarely … Continue reading
Limited opportunity pushed me back to watercolors again. They’re just more convenient when I don’t have time to prep or clean up. Hopefully I’ll get back to an acrylic again this week. The first one was accelerated due to rain. … Continue reading
Here are two 16×20″ plein air paintings I painted last week. After the previous slow, tight painting I was eager to get out and attack the paintings again. These aren’t the best photos of the paintings, but I’m much happier … Continue reading
This took six visits. This is definitely outside my comfort zone. I prefer to get a more abbreviated impression in one shot. Doing this teaches me lessons though. When I revisit a location over multiple days for one painting I … Continue reading
I went out to run some errands this morning and stopped by the wildlife refuge for a quick watercolor sketch.