Lake Farmhouse: Side Porch (and My Painting Process)

I have a personal history/relationship with this particular farmhouse. So, naturally I want to paint it from all angles. (I first painted it here)  I painted this two days ago and snapped images during the process… 1. I toned the primed canvas with burnt umber (all work is done in acrylics), then sketched the image […]

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“Ode to Summer” Painting Small with Acrylics

This past weekend I reviewed all of the photos I’ve taken since…are you ready?…2013. It took awhile. I was searching for subject matter for painting and reference. SO MANY PHOTOS! The entire review inspired me to break out my DSL camera. In truth it really isn’t my fault it’s been delegated to the back burner. With […]

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Wisteria and Old Shacks Go Together Like…

peanut butter and jelly? Okay, it’s a stretch. But when you’re talking about a drool worthy scene to paint, this ranks right up there – sunshine, shadows, ratty old wood and flowers that practically drip from the trees. I mean, really. With this puppy I decided to pull out my Winsor Newton Oils and what […]

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Russian Tea

Why we become fixated with certain things or topics is a mystery to me but I have to admit that lately I’ve been fixated on tea cups and pots and their ingredients and sometimes houses. That’s it. Try and psychoanalyze that one.   Anyhow, my subject this past week was a steaming hot cup of […]

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