Tag: Impressionistic

Balance of the Pride

Oil on Canvas; 16×20 The two lionesses painted are at the Safe Haven Rescue Zoo in Imlay, NV. Both were rescues in poor health, Safe Haven thankfully stepped into keep their lives going strong. I loved the way the light hit these wonderful cats, it's screamed paint me. 

Cafe Study

This is done from a photo I took while driving back home from Williamsburg, VA  (well my husband was actually driving!) I was immediately drawn to the warm walls and almost teal window sills.  Only got the one shot so I made do with practically black shadows, but luckily I could make out some people…

Choices

I haven't had a chance to paint for close to a week now, my daughter asked for a redo in her bedroom for her birthday this past Friday. I love to decorate so it wasn't a chore but with family here I just eyed my easel and promised it I'd return soon! So here is…

Old Towne Drug II

I haven't done this in a long time, but I went back and tweeked this one from the original post on March 20th. This time I played around with lots of paint, I find that I've gotten in the habit of just not using enough.  So I left some places thinner and some lots thicker,…

Marsh Spring

An impressionistic view of the marsh.  Tried to get aerial perspective through color/temperature change as opposed to values on this one.  I am really liking these 30 minute studies, it's breaking me of my bad, bad habit of overworking colors! This is a 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas.  Please let me know what you…

The Old Mill

A temperature/value study.  I went for an almost wild look to the grass since mills like this just sit and sit not in use anymore. This is a 14 x 11 oil on canvas.  Only ultra. blue, indian yellow, and cad. red (just for some opaqueness–my own sp.)  plus a little white here and there.…

Nate with his Goat

6 x 8" watercolor pencil using brush, 140 lb cp watercolor paper. Reference photo by Berkenstock for the Jan. All Media Challenge.

The Mississippi at CR-441

  The Mississippi at CR-441 – Another painting from northern Minnesota. This location is about a half a mile east and upriver from my cousin Mike’s home and very close to my childhood home. It’s where the Mississippi river crosses under county road 441 just south and west of Blackberry, MN, USA. I took a…

Fall colors at Blackberry, MN

Fall colors at Blackberry, MN – Oil on 11 x 14 Canvas Panel –  I got motivated to paint something colorful and fall like recently and decided to post it on the first official day of fall. For those of you who are not familiar with Blackberry, MN, and I'm sure there are many, it's…