Oil sketch of a sunrise at Lake Winnisquam

Winnisquam Sunrise

Today, the light is dismal.  It’s grey, flat, and rainy.  Even sitting next to the floor-to-ceiling window on the “sunny” side of our living room, everything looks pretty blah. To test a painting technique recommended by Peter Wileman (see review, below), I chose a photo I’d taken, earlier this summer.   It’s lovely, and I may …

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Perceptions series #1

April Art – 2011

It’s been awhile since I posted my recent art.  Oh, I’ve been creating art; I just haven’t had time to post it here.  It’s been a busy six weeks+. I may talk about some of these works in more detail, later.  For now, this is a catch-up post.  A long one. I completely revised the …

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Winter sunset 2011

Juicy Winter Sunset

This is one of my few recent oil sketches.  That’s partly because the skies have been either overcast or cloud-free, and not very interesting for my approach to landscapes. Also, the past few weeks have been a little somber for me.  Last Friday (March 11th) was my late mother’s birthday. I’m still getting used to …

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Winter tree - 2011

Snowy Tree – In Progress

A recent, surprise snowstorm presented another opportunity to paint the frosted scene outside my window. The painting — not yet finished — is an oil painting on 9″ x 12″ canvas board. Before I say that this painting is completed, I’d like to try indicating the falling snow.  However, I’m not sure that’s a good …

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