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When traveling through the desert recently we ran through Westmoreland, CA, population 2,200. Snapped a photo of Marco's, the only taco stand, and only restaurant in town. Not sure what caught my eye at the time as we were traveling at 30-40mph and I just grabbed a quick pic as we passed. I don't know...
I was looking at some demo/tutorials from John Lovette (the artist, not the actor) on his website. There was a demo of this painting done in a different style than my own, but it did have the benefit of being explained well.  I was playing around in my sketchbook and produced this image and I...
I had fun with this one.  It started with a reference image I found a while back on photosforartists.co.uk and tucked away until a later date. Recently, I sketched it out on my moleskin sketchbook as detailed in this post. I tried several new things in this one.  New paper (Fabriano Artistico), white ink (Dr....
This was just a quick sketch done this morning in my Moleskin #90 watercolor sketchbook. It was done using Winsor and Newton artist paints, Sakura Koi water brushes, and Micron pens.  This may turn into a full-blown painting at some later date.
A quick sketch in my Moleskin 90# watercolor sketchbook. It was done using Winsor and Newton artist paints, Sakura Koi water brushes, and Micron pens.  It is about 8" x 10" and may grow up to be a full-on painting some day.
The below step-by-step was done for the fun of it, but also to monitor my own processes and to see where I could improve.  As with many of my paintings, I think I am done with them, before they are actually finished.  In this case, I realized after I thought I was done, that it...
This video demonstration is not at all complete. Nor was it actually intended to be a demo.  However, it does show how to slop on paint to accomplish a goal. It shows a loose approach where thing are suggested, rather than defined. In a world filled with high-definition photos and videos that are chock full...
Ok, I have never painted in acrylics before (except, maybe 7th grade art, long, long ago). Also, I've never painted a matched set of paintings, never painted something for an auction (charity or otherwise), never painted a golf course, and never painted cornhole boards. For those of you unfamiliar with cornhole, it is a bag...
The genesis of my first art website was not to sell anything. It was instead part of a volunteer effort. You see, I am a member of Rotary International, and my local club participates in a lot of community efforts and activities. At a recent club meeting, I was sort of volunteered to paint a...
I am usually at a loss for something to paint. I know what I want, but having no picture of my own for reference I will scour the internet looking for something. Recently, I have been happiest when creating a composite image of things that I like, so I thought I would show how I...
This is the first step-by-step that I ever attempted to capture.  It was done quite some time ago when I first started painting.  It was painted on cheap paper with student paints and poor technique. The painting turned out, simply meh, but it was a learning experience, as is every painting I do. Line Drawing Adding...