Category Archives: Plein air landscapes

Covid Cove

Still hiding in my basement like most people. Usually my outdoor sketches end outside. I don’t usually use them for studio paintings. However, given the current situation and inability for us to get outside I’m taking the opportunity to try … Continue reading

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Escape

I got to escape my house today and headed for some isolation at the wildlife refuge. My kids start their 2 weeks of home schooling tomorrow so I’ll be back to sketchbook sketches from photos until next weekend. This is … Continue reading

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Distraction

I find it hard to work through distractions. I need to focus and sort of wander into my happy place and ignore everything else. Yesterday my distraction was the tide. When I arrived on location the tide was very far … Continue reading

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Wave

Some nice waves this morning.

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Dusting

We got a dusting of snow overnight and I’m afraid it will be the only snow of our winter this year. The wind was really strong so it limited my options. 9×12”

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Calm

It was a clam, cold morning today. I’m not crazy about the composition, and whenever I paint this rock I just want to focus on the rock but always get distracted by the rest of the scene.

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Catching Up

I haven’t been keeping up with my blog posts lately. Here is a batch of recent work. A plein air watercolor and some recent figure sketches.

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Windy

It was very windy this morning. Even dressed in my usual winter gear it sapped all the warmth out of me so I didn’t finish. I don’t like the yellow showing through the underpainting at the bottom and I’ll probably … Continue reading

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Quitter

It’s been raining here a lot lately so when the sun came out today I skipped my figure group to paint outside. I’m still practicing with oils. I feel like I’m cheating on my watercolors! I wouldn’t usually paint into … Continue reading

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Oils

I’m using oil paints again. I’ve gotten some new fast dry mediums that hopefully will help with my hatred of how long it’s been taking my oil paintings to dry. I also bought a new bottle of W&N thinner yesterday … Continue reading

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