Here are a couple of miniature oil paintings from last week. Two paintings in two days!
The first one was painted using my Altoids tin pochade box. I had a doctor’s appointment, and had to have blood drawn a couple of hours before my appointment. I decided not to sit in the waiting room for 2 hours, so I went to a local park and painted.
The second one was painted the next day while I was out getting grapes for grape jelly from a local grower near St. James, Missouri. The old depot was fixed up a few years ago and sits along the BNSF tracks that run through the town. It was a pleasant day!
Spending a few days out of town on my vacation, and I am collecting some photo references for future paintings. Most of my pics didn’t make the cut, but this one did. Found this scene while driving along an old dirt road in the middle of nowhere. The only traffic I encountered along this road was a couple of tractors. Stopped on a low water crossing to get this shot.
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!
“April showers bring May flowers.” They also bring floods.
This is a scene along Wolf Creek near Farmington, Missouri on April 29, 2017. Flash flooding has been occurring due to the amount of heavy rainfall we have been receiving this weekend. You can tell the water has receded, but more storms arrived shortly after this photo was taken. The spot where I am standing is surely under water at the time of this posting.
I painted this miniature on location at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Zell, Missouri on April 3, 2017. I am trying out my homemade pochade box made from an Altoids mint tin. It is lined with a cut sheet of palette paper. The paper and canvas panel are held in place with some double-sided foam tape. I painted this while sitting in the van. Good thing too, because a thunderstorm rolled through while I was painting. All in all, it was a lot of fun and the pochade tin worked great!