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Friday, June 20, 2008

Morning Commute



The sun rises over the fog
Lights up the skycrapers
Like candles on a cake

The fog muffles the city
Lends an illusion of quiet
Like the calm after a storm

The train arrives at the station
Ushers in the morning commute
Like a child ready to play




I wowed myself with this painting - I love the colors and the detail and the intensity!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Springtime Bridge



This one came from a book with step by step instructions - I enjoyed painting it, but can see all the flaws in it. I am anxious to learn my own technique, so I don't have to rely on someone else to tell me how to paint.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Beach Chairs



One of these days I'll be confident enough take my easel outside and paint what I see, and not just paint from a picture. For now, I'll stay indoors and keep on doing what I'm doing.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Fog


I used Bob Ross's technique to paint a scene from a picture I had taken off Bill's deck one foggy morning. It's not very good, but I did it without a book telling me what steps to take.

I'm also learning to mix my own colors and to paint on a dry canvas. I'm liking that technique better, because you can leave a painting unfinished, and even start another one until it's convenient to go back to the first one. I have two paintings started right now - hopefully I'll finish one by the end of this week and post it here soon.