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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Today's Painting

Reference Photos

When you are out and about take lots of pictures of everything that catches your eye. Lots of things seem mundane and everyday but can lead to great reference material for paintings. I have been teased about all the photos I take and keep, but it's nice to have lots of great reference material when you get ready to paint.

This painting is from a photo I took of a couple of clown dolls in a collection cabinet in a home I toured on vacation. Never really thought I would paint this, but one day it just fit my mood and here it is a painting.

 

Original Photo
 
 

Pom Pom Clown....16x20 acrylic on gessobord



 

 

 

Kayaking at Natomas...

Kayaking at Natomas

We bought new kayaks to take along on our RV trips. They are so much fun. Nothing better then getting out in nature. Took my old camera along in a waterproof case. The kayaks actually have foot peddles so I have hands free for taking pictures. This painting was inspired by this trip.
Kayaking at Natomas, 16x20 acrylic on Gessobord

 

 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Paintings from Trip

More landscapes and paintings inspired by my RV trip across the country
This painting is an impressionistic view of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. This is a very picturesque area. The stone formations in the area are quartzsite a very beautiful pinkish salmon color.
Sioux Falls, Idaho - 16x20 Acrylic on Gessobord


This painting was inspired by a photo I took at the Chattanooga Aquarium in Tennessee. The Penguins were quite active and putting on a good show. The aquarium was one of the best I have seen.

"Penguins" - 16x20 Acrylic on Gessobord