June Vacation Day 1

Cedar Creek (Day 1)

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. 
Tom Conboy 

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 

Heavy Rains

“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. 

More photos… 

Wolf Creek South of Missouri Highway 32
Missouri Highway 32 Bridge at Wolf Creek.
Rain Gauge at My House (8+ inches)

Hope you all are staying high and dry! 
Tom Conboy 

Barn on Chestnut Ridge Road 

Barn on Chestnut Ridge Road (12 x 16 inches; watercolor) 
Painted this watercolor earlier today. The weather was absolutely beautiful! This scene is located in a field behind the house where I live. 

Here are a few progress photos of the painting process…

Tom Conboy 

Miniature Painting – St. Joseph Church  

Completed painting.

St. Joseph Church (2 x 2 inches; oil) 



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! 

Altoids tin

Altoids tin prepped and ready to go!

The subject

Tom Conboy 

Hoist House

Moleskine Notebook Entry 11

Park Hills, Missouri 021217
Some journal sketching on Monday. The hoist house at Missouri Mines State Historic Site in Park Hills, Missouri. 

Tom Conboy