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.
Edge (5 x 7 inches; watercolor)
I like how Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch paint. They are both transparent watercolor artists and have put out several books and videos on how to paint with watercolor. Their paintings are very colorful, and the painting techniques they use create paintings that do not look overworked. The brushwork is loose and the paintings have a glow to them.
I am practicing some new techniques to loosen up my paintings a la Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch. I’m not real happy with the rocks, but it is practice after all! The watercolor techniques Sterling Edwards and Tony Couch use are simple, but timing is critical. I find myself forgetting certain steps of the process and that does affect the final outcome. Overall, I am pleased with the final results of this practice painting!
Sunny-side Up (2.5 x 3.5 inches; watercolor)
Painted this watercolor earlier today while preparing breakfast. The painting is “Sunny-side Up,” but my eggs were over easy! ☺️
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!
First and A Street (2 x 2 inches; oil)
Painted this miniature oil yesterday. It was raining, but that didn’t stop me! This scene is located at the corner of First and A Street in Farmington, Missouri.
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This video features the smallest painting I have ever completed.
Westward (1.0 x 1.5 inches; mixed media)
My newest line of miniature paintings is quickly expanding. I painted this one yesterday. The bulk of the painting is watercolor, with a few details completed in ink. A scene from my imagination.
These dollhouse miniature paintings of mine are available for purchase at my Etsy Shop. Click the link below to view them as well as several other works by me.
Waiting for Spring (2.5 x 3.5 inches; watercolor)
Completed this ACEO art card while enjoying a bagel at my favorite local restaurant. The trees and rocks were created using a couple of painting knives.
I gave this painting away to a worker at the restaurant. This person is always friendly and goes out of the way to say hello. The worker was very pleased with the painting, and I am very pleased with that!
Winter Wilderness (1.5 x 1.0 inches; mixed media)
Painted this dollhouse miniature yesterday. This actually was a flop. The initial washes were not working, so I rinsed off the color wash and let it dry. The toned paper looked great, and I ended up with a nice little painting.