Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bodaciously Colorful watercolor painting of a birch tree

"Lavender Enchantment"
10x7
Bodaciously Colorful watercolor painting of a birch tree
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Miniature Cape Lookout Lighthouse painting


"FOCUS"
Is this weeks topic on
Illustration Friday
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"Cape Lookout Lighthouse" North Carolina
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I think of focus as having a singular purpose. A Lighthouse has a focused beam of light, and exist for a singular purpose. To warn ships of danger.



Original watercolor painting of Fall trees

"Glorious Fall"
10x14
Original watercolor painting of Fall trees
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Snow bound again, I think we are the last country road to get plowed. It wasn't a massive snow, I'm just complaining.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dramatic Original watercolor sunset snow painting


"New Snow
10x14
Dramatic Original watercolor sunset snow painting
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This is a very moody painting, cold and warm at the same time.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Original watercolor painting of fall trees

"View of the Valley
10x14
Original watercolor painting of fall trees
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This is not a real place,but it is the type of scene that I have surrounding me, as I live in the middle of the rolling hills of southern Indiana. I never paint a scene as it is. I find, I always have to rearrange nature. God made it beautiful, but he didn't intend his work to be put in such a tiny space. So it needs to be rearrange for the sake of balance and symmetry.


Monday, January 25, 2010

Montauk Lighthouse watercolor painting Aceo miniature

" Montauk Lighthouse"
Montauk Lighthouse watercolor painting Aceo miniature

Really a lot, to get in such a small space. I wonder how long the Lighthouses will remain, I am afraid they will go the way of the Covered bridge.
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Barnegat New Jersey Lighthouse ACEO watercolor Painting


"Barnegat"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Barnegat New Jersey Lighthouse ACEO watercolor
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Seagull Perched Watercolor ACEO Painting

"Seagull Perched"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Seagull Perched Watercolor ACEO Painting
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Monday, January 18, 2010

Original ACEO watercolor Cape Hatterus Lighthouse

"Cape Hatterus "
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
Original ACEO watercolor Cape Hatterus Lighthouse
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Someone ask me if I had any Lighthouse ACEO's ,so I painted some. It doesn't hurt to ask.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Acrylic painting of fall Trees reflecting on the water

"Forever View"
18x24
Acrylic painting of fall Trees reflecting on the water
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Friday, January 15, 2010

Aceo Watercolor mountain Painting

--------------------Wilderness By Derek Collins
Perchance I walk on distant lands,
Where ne'er did foot to find it's path,
But oh,
What glory it would be,
Embraced in natures simplicity.
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This is my entry for the topic
WILDERNESS
on
Illustration Friday
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Light filled Acrylic Snow painting with animal footprints



"Footprints"
18x24
Light filled Acrylic Snow painting with animal footprints
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I guess looking at the snow,has put me in the mood to paint snow. I live in a 1924 renovated farm house. I'm sure it probable doesn't have any insulation in the walls. So I will be particularly happy to see spring.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Original acrylic snow scene on canvas

"Sparkling Snow"
Original acrylic snow scene on canvas
18x24
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I love painting snow, it'd all about ligh,t and playing with shadows


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

original acrylic painting of Fall Tree colors



"Fall Leaves"
18x24 on canvas
original acrylic painting of Fall Tree colors
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This is the painting that I painted as a demonstration for the painting class that I had.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Painting Class

Today I conducted a paint along, painting class. We had 18 eager painters show up for the event. A pretty good turnout I think.

We painted a scene of fall trees. Stay tuned tomorrow, and I will show you the painting that we painted. It's been a full day. My son has a basketball game tonight.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Aceo miniature original watercolor painting of a tree

"Mighty Oak"
Aceo miniature original watercolor painting of a tree
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The Grand parents have been trying to come for 3 years to see my son Tyler play basketball. Every time they make plans to come it snows, and the game is cancelled. They are calling for snow on game day again. First real snow of the year, what's the chance of that. This is like the 6th time. I am suppose to teach a painting class with 20 people, on Saturday and it is suppose to snow on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Looks like that might get cancelled as well. Ouch!

Monday, January 4, 2010

ACEO miniature watercolor painting a country road in fall

"Fall Lane"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
ACEO miniature watercolor painting a country road in fall
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I am getting ready to teach a class in acrylic. We are basically going to try to paint a painting in 2 hours. It should be really interesting. I am going to try to make them use really large brushes. I think the people that have been painting for a while, are going to have a harder time with the large brushes, than the people who have never painted before. We shall see. This is the first time I have done a large group, so it should be interesting on my side as well.


Saturday, January 2, 2010

ACEO Original watercolor mountain stream and trees

"Water of Life"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
ACEO Original watercolor mountain stream and trees
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$18 US and Canada
$18.50 International
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Friday, January 1, 2010

Renewal - Watercolor painting of a Country road in Spring


My entry For the Topic
Renewal
on Illustration Friday
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What better Illustration of renewal than Spring.
Hope you enjoy it.


Star Trek and Original Miniature Aceo painting of a country road

"Memory Lane"
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches
original miniature Aceo painting country road
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Happy New Year Everyone,
I am having a hard time believing it is 2010 and only 2 years till the end of the world. Just kidding! There have been a lot of books on the year 2012. I am now living in or past the time frame of most of the science fiction shows that I saw as a kid.
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Star Trek
This talk of science fiction has gotten me thinking about Star Trek and the future. They seem to work all the time. Some things never change!

I have heard other people talk about the fact that they never go to the bathroom. That got me to thinking that maybe they aren't getting enough fluids. There are many different levels to a Starship and what, like 370 people or so. It's like a small city. But the only place they seem to be able to get water, is in their rooms or in the Cafeteria. That's pretty inconvenient, they are probably all dehydrated. It's no wonder that they don't ever go to the bathroom.