Category Archives: landscape

21, but only drinking pond water

  There was one warm-ish day a week or so ago, and I took advantage of it. Normally I pour paint washes on a really hot day, around 90F so that the pigment will pull together as the paint thinner … Continue reading

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Short things in winter

Since we’re only a few short days into January, I thought I would make a very short post about Sky Pads 20. It’s finished! That is all… Coming soon, a new pet portrait. Oh yeah, and that Portugal post I … Continue reading

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Looks promising

I blocked in some of the lights and darks on Sky Pads 20, just to keep myself from getting lost in the complicated middle left section. This one is interesting at this early stage because it reminds me of what … Continue reading

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Can’t believe we’re at 20

The last time I did an extended series I wimped out at 16 paintings. I feel much more motivated about this series, probably because I still feel challenged by it too. This is a really nice subtle background. It’s a … Continue reading

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A mixed bag

I’m always gobsmacked when someone is totally taken by one of my paintings, and it just happened with this watercolor. I made a retirement gift of this painting to a woman who not only admired it, but was responsible for … Continue reading

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Tangled up in time

I started this painting of an eventer probably a year ago. So long ago I can’t remember. Finally finished it up sitting in my booth at the latest Reins of Life benefit show at the end of September. I was … Continue reading

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Two days in a tent

The weather threatened to derail the outdoor Starving Artists Show in Highwood, Illinois this past weekend, but we got through it with one good day and one semi-soggy one. On Saturday it was sunshine in the morning, until this rolled … Continue reading

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