Category Archives: Plein air landscapes

Nibble Nibble Nibble

I wanted to try something different so this morning I tried to slow down and approach the process of building a painting differently. I used little brushes and just sort of nibbled away at the scene rather than building it … Continue reading

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The Point

This is looking towards the point at Sachuest Point NWR. It was really foggy when I left my house this morning so I left my watercolors at home. I was afraid all the moisture in the air was just going … Continue reading

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Vacation

We went back to New Jersey last week to visit our families. I took watercolors just to keep things simple. First we sat on the beach and I sketched waves while our kids played. This was another attempt at watercolor … Continue reading

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Sachuest Point NWR

Another morning with the rocks at Sachuest Point NWR. acrylic, 12×16″ 

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Long Time No Acrylic

I hadn’t painted a plein air painting with acrylics since New Year’s of 2016. I think that’s about 19 months! I don’t remember why I switched over to oils (maybe it was windy that winter?) but I never switched back. … Continue reading

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Continuing

Here are a couple more cloud sketches from the other night from my sketchbook. And the one below is from this morning. It’s another attempt at watercolor on toned paper. I lose the luminosity of the transparent paint and needing … Continue reading

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Cloudy Sketches

I was heading out the door this morning to run errands and noticed the cloudy sky. It reminded me of Winslow Homer and was too interesting so I went back inside and got my paints. The grocery store could wait. … Continue reading

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Bigger

I tried to work bigger to see if it would force me to loosen up. It didn’t turn out how I expected but I think I’ll keep trying. about 14×21″ 

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Light Came Back

It was sunny when I woke up this morning so I headed back to the wildlife refuge to try to finish yesterday’s painting. The top half was already finished so I spent my hour just working on the bottom half. I haven’t … Continue reading

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Lost My Light

It clouded over this morning and I lost my light. This is at the Sachuest National Wildlife Refuge. 10×20″ 

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