Planning a New Workshop 

Getting ready for my next wet-on-wet oil painting workshop. I painted this demonstration painting earlier today, and my students will be using it for reference when they paint their own version. I will be setting up workshop dates for June and July of 2017!

Tom Conboy 

I Got A Rock

Remember when the Peanuts character, Charlie Brown, got a rock instead of candy while trick-or-treating?  Well, I got a rock…and I painted it! 

The gif image shows the steps of the painting process. The smooth stone was first primed with white gesso (3 layers), then painted with acrylic paints.  I sealed the water surface with gloss medium and will coat the rest of the rock with matte medium.  This should seal it sufficiently for an outdoor display. A very enjoyable painting experience! 

Tom Conboy  

Mountain Majesty 

​I have been acquiring supplies for an upcoming wet-on-wet oil painting workshop I am planning to conduct this Fall.  Worked on the subject painting today (see below).  This workshop will be my first attempt at teaching other people how to paint.  I am looking forward to the challenge,  especially for those who have no painting experience! 
Mountain Majesty (12 x 16 inches; oil)

Tom Conboy 

Fishing With Dad

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I painted this watercolor in 2011. This scene brings back memories of my times fishing with my dad.  I was honored when a former classmate of mine purchased the original painting.  She said it brought back memories of her father as well.

Fishing With Dad (5 x 7 inches; watercolor)

Tom Conboy

Miniature Painting – Lakeview

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Lakeview (2 x 2 inches; oil)

Painted this one today for a demonstration video, but the video flopped! I thought I had the camera in a good position, but the end result showed more of the back of my hand than the painting.  Ugh!!   Oh well, better luck next time!

At least the painting turned out okay. 🙂

Tom Conboy