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Three Cloud Studies in Acrylics


I haven’t left painting the sea, but for the moment I’ve been exploring several types of cloud structures and brush strokes to achieve some desired effects – all about learning. Acrylic Cloud Study 1 (11×14):  my goal was to achieve … Continue reading

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Timeless, acrylic painting


This painting was a good lesson learned in so many aspects.  The most basic premise to art is making sure your composition works, so if you could have only seen what this painting started out as (bland sky, cliffs winding … Continue reading

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Ocean Studies: #5 and #6 acrylic paintings


I’m working to further develop technical fundamentals of painting seascapes that has lead me to read a book written about the process that  seascape American painter, Roger W. Curtis (now deceased) used to create his incredible paintings.  95% of the … Continue reading

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The Long View, acrylic painting


The study today was about building distant cloud structures with acrylic paints.  I found a great reference photograph with storm clouds for lots of drama, along with a fantastic long beach that was the distance I was looking to demonstrate. … Continue reading

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Acrylic Painting – Ocean Study 4: A Study based on Winslow Homer’s Weatherbeaten


Winslow Homer, an American artist, loved Maine and many of his paintings originated along the coast   A favorite spot of his was Prouts Neck, a southern peninsula along the coast of Scarborough, Maine – this a place that I’m … Continue reading

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Acrylic Paintings: Ocean Studies 1, 2 and 3


Experimenting has never been more fun ~ this past weekend I decided to set aside oil pastels and try my hand at painting ocean scenes using acrylic paints.  These scenes are studies that I plan to paint each week as … Continue reading

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Three Studies of Underpainting Color Choices


There are a number of underpainting techniques that I enjoy using with my oil pastel paintings:  watercolor or soft pastel washes (washed with either water or alcohol), and gouache – acrylic – oil thinned paint.  Each offer a different result … Continue reading

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Underpainting with Acrylic Paints for an Oil Pastel Painting


Several folks have asked about the technique I use to do a underpainting with acrylics for an oil pastel painting, here is my process. I don’t always use underpaintings with my paintings, but if I do here are some several reasons: … Continue reading

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Down the River, oil pastel painting


Down the River came about from a series of photographs taken of a river scene, by using the best angles of each shot and giving the background of bit of light shining through for a little atmosphere.  I’m not one … Continue reading

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