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Maligne Lake

The Client’s original reference photo.  Maligne Lake on a Cloudy Day.  Maligne Lake is located in Alberta, Canada.  It is fed by the glaciers and has the most beautiful turquoise water that I could imagine. Unfortunately you couldn’t see that … Continue reading

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The Cummings Clan – Multiple photos

I’d like to share this next post just to show what can be done with multiple photo references.  It’s a painting of 3 hounds and it’s loving modern day owner, staged in front of a Scottish historical cottage called the … Continue reading

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Pelican Sunrise

Pelican Sunrise is a new version of an old friend.  It’s an interesting piece because of the limited color pallete of burnt sienna, cadmium orange, payne’s gray and naples yellow.  Almost exclusively those colors. Starting with the basic layer of … Continue reading

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Market Day

LESSONS FOR PAINTING FROM A PHOTO. Used a few valuable lessons that I learned previously to deal with the challenge of painting from photographic references. The area of concern are the front two buildings on the right. Lessons: 1. Photos … Continue reading

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The Christmas Room

My Client wants details.  The rug, the chair print, the couch print, the woodwork, the Christmas tree decorations.  Yet my concern will be the atmosphere of lit candles and fire in the fireplace.  I’m excited about the challenge. Details in, … Continue reading

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Chicago at Dusk from the Adler

Ah my nemesis, finally started.  It took me 3 days to sketch/draw the buildings onto the canvas.  Then 5 attempts at colors in the sky since the references I had didn’t meet my vision.  So after one week this is … Continue reading

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