I started with a picture taken one night after dinner in Shirlington, Virginia, and imagined the area deserted in the middle of the night. Maybe next time I'll try putting in a person or two. 5 x 7 inches
I came across this picture in my reference photos, but can't remember whether someone sent it to me, I bought it in a group of photos or I took it, but I liked the late day look of it with just a sliver of sky and light coming in through the clouds. 5 x 7 inches
I was having a picnic lunch with someone last Spring and spotted these daffodils growing on the hillside. Always on the lookout for interesting compositions, I had to snap a quick picture and decided to use it for today's reference. 5 x 7 inches
Back to Sedona today for this rendering of Devil's Bridge. I'm not too good with heights, so the photo my daughter sent me to paint from may be as close as I ever get to it, but you never know...
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I stayed closer to home for today's painting. I live close to an area of Falls Lake in North Carolina where there is a swimming beach. I wanted to give the impression of people enjoying the afternoon in the sun. 5 x 7 inches.
I hate it so much when life gets in the way and I can't paint. I want painting to be my main focus, and one day it will be again, but for right now, it is what it is. I will continue to paint as often as I can and not be too hard on myself. I was excited to have some free time last night, so I went to my photo library...
My underpainting for this picture ended up with some very strong lights that I really liked, so I developed this scene with that in mind. My vision was the early morning light hitting the mountains. I was more interested in painting the light, then accurately rendering the landscape. 5 x 7 inches.
This is the 2nd in my Sedona series from my daughter's pics. I'm happy with the way this turned out and hope it captures the grandeur of that part of the country. The more I paint this area, the more I feel drawn to visit. 5 x 7 inches.
You never know where you might end up when you take a road less traveled. Here is a dirt road leading to where ever you may imagine. 7 x 5 inches
I'm still working with my limited palette and I must say getting earth tones right is a challenge. For this piece, I started with a vacation picture a friend posted on Facebook and set the scene later in the evening as the last of the light is dying. Maybe one day I can be out there painting from life, and then working with a very limited palette with make life easier. 5 x 7 inches
On the path that I walk you can see these umbrellas on the other side of a hedge and I always imagine someone getting ready for a party. 5 x 7 inches
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.