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Friday, March 26, 2010

The Rocky Shore

Pastel 5x7" on Black Canson Paper

Finally another painting.
I'm working hard on getting ocean water and my rocks to look as I intend them too. This one sat unfinished on my painting easil for a week while my computer was rebuilt. All my reference photos are of course....on my computer. This painting I decided to have the sunlight at a low point to the side. I was trying to get more colors into a very boring ref. photo to liven it up. I am scouring all my ocean photos for the next attempt.
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Thursday, March 18, 2010


Waves 5x7" on black Canson paper

This is an attempt at painting waves and surf. I never thought that it would be so hard...but it is for me. About 2 hours, with little stabs of inspiration there after. I'm going to call it a day now though.

Finally got onto my computer, its been having alot of problems lately. Its going to get rebuilt tonight hopefully.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

3 little landscapes

These are a few 5x7 landscapes that I have done while the power was out over the weekend.  It is interesting and difficult, to get much detail into such a small painting.  I can't imagine doing it any smaller.
                  7x5      pastel    mat board with Colorfix primer      
A scene from Dry River Campground. We spend alot of time swimming in this River. Even though its named Dry River,  it is not dry. 

 5x7  Matboard with colorfix primer  Pastel
This is in Londonderry NH, lots of farms here.  It was a road but I shrunk it into a path.

  7x5  Pastel on matboard with colorfix primer
From a Reference photo on wetcanvas website.