Category Archives: Plein air landscapes

Cloudy

This may be my first lighthouse painting. It’s across the inlet in Little Compton. It’s the little vertical blip to the right of center on the horizon of my painting.

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Reality

When I started I was using just a knife and planned on doing a sloppy, smeared, scraped, abstract-ish painting with lots of “confetti” effects from unmixed colors. The reality of the scene however was too much for me. It’s just … Continue reading

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Strada Challenge (week 5) FINAL!

Finally, the last week of the challenge is over! I can go back to painting if/when I want to. I have too many domestic distractions and priorities in my life right now. The self-imposed obligation of taking an hour a … Continue reading

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Strada Challenge (week 4)

Another week of the challenge down and one more week to go. What was left of hurricane Jose was off the coast of Rhode Island for most of the week. I got outside on the windy days but had to stay … Continue reading

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Strada Challenge (week 3)

These are really starting to pile up on my dining room table. My wife is wonderfully tolerant of me. I’m sure it must be hard to be married to an artist. I started the week on Sunday with a big … Continue reading

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Strada Challenge (week 2)

I’m still painting every day for the Strada easel challenge. Here are this week’s paintings. I worked on this one for two days. Painting in the middle of the day makes me feel less rushed as the light doesn’t change … Continue reading

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STRADA Easel Challenge

I’m participating in the Strada Easel Challenge this month. I have to paint a painting a day, every day for the entire month of September. Now that my kids are back in school that should be easy enough to accomplish. … Continue reading

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Sachuest Point

I switched to watercolors this morning. They never turn out how I want them to. It was fun anyway. 9×12″ While I was working I heard something behind me and turned around to find these girls watching me.

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Lost It

I lost interest in this one this morning. You win some, you lose some. This one was 16×20″. Not sure whether to wipe it off or not.

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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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