Frost Fest Plein Air (Part 2)

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Acrylic on canvas board 8″x10″
This weekend we had a Frost Festival in our town which included a Plein Air event. It was a bit gloomy but we still had snow on the ground.
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My daughter and I painted with artists in our area, inside the club house at the Dakota Nature Park, where we had a nice view of frozen ponds and bridges to paint our pictures. It was a fun day for all of us! We got our paintings done before lunch and met everyone for BBQ.
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This is by Liz Bezesky, watercolor on yupo paper.

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Pink Peony

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I approached this picture by loading the brush as much as I dare and with the least amount of strokes. Although I did go over the background again to get the textures.
I’m going to experiment with more like these.

Send in the Clouds (WIP1)

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These clouds were a bit more complexed formation than the clouds I tend to emulate. I needed to add fresh paint to my palette, therefore it wasn’t as thick as the last painting. I need to start opening my palette a couple hours early for the fresh Golden Open Acrylics. Strange isn’t it! Although with the smaller clouds it wasn’t such a bad idea to have thinner paint. 5×7″ canvas board.

Ways to Render a Pair 002 – Ipad in Oil Pastel (blended)

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This is an exercising in how many ways can I find to render a pair, starting with some of the most basic. In this case on the IPad using the Art Set Pro App with the oil Pastel tool.

Rolling Up the Carpet #10 (WIP 1&2)

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I was in the mood to do a panorama, which works well in the plains, and maybe I’ll use it for my facebook bkgd panel? 7×14″ gallery edge canvas.

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Here is my sketch before I painted over it.

Spring Brings Begonias

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On my easel today is a painting of Begonias, stirred into action by the Spring fever I’m feeling. 6″x6″ stretch Gallery Wrap Canvas.

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One thing I look forward to every Spring is my first trip to Medary Acres, our local Nursery. This is where I went looking for my subject.

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Posing with my subject is a persistent Merlin the Cat. I’ve just decided he should be the star of a new painting, coming soon!