What a week!

It’s been an interesting week down here. On Monday the weather was threatening and I decided it was about time I tried to do a painting of a rainy day. I headed into town (a two-minute drive) hoping to find some nice reflections of street lights and traffic in...

Plein Air Problems

There’s nothing like getting out there and capturing reality in paint on site but plein air painting does come with some drawbacks… These little critters decided to pay me a visit, en masse,  and were apparently very fond of my half-finished –...

Plein air sketches

A few weeks ago I had a local cabinet maker cut some 3mm MDF into small panels for me. For $30 I got 60 panels of 20x24cm each. What a bargain! This sure beat cutting them with a handsaw as I’ve done for years. These are to be used for quick studies and on-site...

Another quickie

Just another quick exercise from a photo. A tonal wash sets things in place with a hint of warmth in the foreground. I was so caught up in getting the tree to come to life forgot to take a photo until this point. Sorry. Just the foreground and some detailing to go....