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A little color glazing

Recently I painted a little anchor in a monotone color palette. I painted two, showing different views, but something was off. I set them aside and looked at them for over a month trying to figure out what I didn’t like. Then the other day I came up with a solution! You can watch what I did in this short video:

 

 

Anchor 1

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Anchor 2

 

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Blue Morning Glory

This past weekend, I transplanted my Morning Glory seedlings into hanging baskets. I saw an idea on Pinterest to grow Morning Glories in hanging baskets and let the vines cascade down. It makes a stunning display of color! Last year I grew the flowers on a trellis in the garden but they were too close to the fence and the deer ate the vines, leaving me with nothing! This year I’m outsmarting them and growing my favorite blue flowers hanging from our top decks, 20′ in the air! Take that deer!

Here’s a few of my favorite Morning Glory paintings:

I’m looking forward to creating some more Morning Glory floral paintings this year! And, if you’re on Pinterest follow me and of course I’ll follow back!

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“Fly Fishing” oil on panel

 

Fly-Fishing

Standing in a creek casting a fly in hopes of catching the big one is the ultimate fun! This painting was a joy to paint and is lovely to gaze upon with all its dark jewel tones. It’s truly one of my favorite paintings!

 

 

 

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A little plein air painting

This past weekend we did a two day camping trip. I took the medium pochade box and found a perfect spot next to a whitewater creek in which to paint. The temps were a bit on the cold side since we were 3200+ft. in elevation. There was still snow on some of the shadow side of the roads. But all in all it was a great weekend!

Making a preliminary sketch of my scene.

This is the scene I used for my 8×10 oil painting.





I was able to lay in all the base colors and will bring up the light values in the studio. Will share the finished piece soon!

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Tiny Oils







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Blue Flower Teapot

Blue Flower Teapot

This little painting, entitled, “Blue Flower Teapot”, is a companion piece to “Tea Time” and “Who Spilled the Cream” paintings, previously posted on my blog. It’s 4″x4″ painted in oils on gallery wrapped canvas. (The Tamarack Mountain Studio watermark is not on the painting.) All mini paintings are on sale!  Up to 50% off plus free shipping!

 

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Tea Time

Tea Time with yellow cake and Earl Grey tea. Yum! Oil on 8″x8″ gallery wrapped box canvas.

(The Tamarack Mountain Studio watermark is not on the painting)

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Who Spilled The Cream?

“Who spilled the cream?” is painted in oil on gallery wrapped box canvas. I really enjoy still life work when it’s not plein air season. We’re still having lots of rain, so while I wait for the weather to change I keep busy painting other subjects. Small paintings allow me to paint more, whereas large paintings take a lot of time. The smaller the painting, the more the detail, bringing the viewer into the piece. I like that. 👍🏻😊

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Butterfly and Daisies

Butterfly and Daisy

The inspiration for this oil painting came from a Monarch butterfly that was injured and spent a few days on our driveway before finally flying away. And of course the sweet daisies that grow wild in our area was a must for the story. What can I say? I love how this painting turned out. I enjoy painting true to life and all the little details. The painting measures 6″x6″ on a 2″ gallery wrapped canvas. It’s one of my faves!

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“Pink Fuchsia Buds” oil on canvas

“Pink Fuchsia Buds” in colors of light pink oils painted on a dark canvas, evokes a sense of mystery! This piece was created on a 6″x6″ box canvas. Pair it perfectly with the “Single Fuchsia Flower” painted on a mini 4″x4″ box canvas:

Both are available in my shop.

Hummingbirds love Fuchsia flowers! Soon the little birds will be here again inspiring me to paint more floral paintings. 😊