Category Archives: Works-in-progress

Day 1, Bird Sanctuary

Today I started a new large plein air painting at the bird sanctuary. I really like the sculptures they have installed (temporarily) around the property. I’d love to have one in my yard. It was warm enough here today that … Continue reading

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Out of Time

I ran out of time this afternoon and had to pack up to go pick up my kids.

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Me

Day 12 of the challenge. I started a self portrait but ran out of time when parental responsibility called me back to duty. Maybe I’ll work on it again another day. It’s pretty wobbly because I don’t draw first before … Continue reading

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Rescue Attempt

I started this painting plein air a few days ago and quit before I finished. Today I played with it while I watched a movie on the couch with my kids. I’m not sure it’s completely done but it’s done for now. … Continue reading

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Studies

I’m trying to slow down and plan a painting more than just dashing one off the cuff and hoping it hits its mark. Plein air landscapes are good for that kind of painting from the hip. There’s little to be … Continue reading

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Fourth of July

I’m working more in the studio lately and I’m playing with memory and invented ideas and working on some pieces that aren’t done from direct observation. This is an idea I’ve had in my sketchbook for years. It’s only existed as … Continue reading

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Oils Day 3

Third day. There’s an elementary school directly behind me and today I arrived as the students and parents were also arriving. That was distracting but I enjoyed all the kids’ reactions and comments. If I continue this one I’ll try … Continue reading

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Oils Day 2

This was my second time working on this one. It was cloudy today so I tried to work on parts that wouldn’t be as affected by sunny days. I’m still not crazy about oil paints, but hopefully I can finish … Continue reading

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Oil Try

I’ve been using oils lately and I’m wondering if I can do a multi-day plein air landscape with them so this is my first try.

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Day 4

Next week I’ll just resolve that lower left corner and I’ll be done.

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