Archive for December, 2010

The Loire Seen from the Bridge in Amboise

December 20, 2010

This one is quite large. Number 37.

OOPs – a friend asked me why I put pine trees near the Loire – in the heat of the painting it just happened.  I am currently re-working this one.  I transformed them back to poplars, but in the process messed up all the shapes and values.  This one will be a learning experience. I almost took it down, but that seems dishonest somehow.

Jack on the Beach … Elaine’#8

December 18, 2010

Jack on the Beach

Jack Russell on the Beach


What better way to chase away a gray rainy day… paint a beach scene and include a Jack Russell… This is on 9×12 300lbs Kilimanjaro watercolor paper.

Sky Study

December 17, 2010

I’m calling this a landscape because there is a horizon in it….The camera filtered out all the yellow tones for some reason, and made the clouds look green.

I’m up to 36 now.

Dunes – #7 for Elaine

December 11, 2010

Watercolor Landscape #7


Just a little Dunes painting… I used raw sienna, it doesn’t look this yellow in person even so I’m not particularly happy with this ‘sand’ color.

I’m still here!

December 11, 2010

I just have had a hard time getting back into painting (not to mention blogging and even visiting blogs).  Anyway, I have finally broken through to the other side of whatever was keeping me from painting, and am thus able to present numbers 34 and 35 on this journey to 100 landscapes.

We had a gorgeous autumn here in Touraine this year.  A few weeks ago, while I was out walking with my sons Damien and Paul, a storm rolled in in the distance, creating a thrilling contrast between the dark stormclouds and the gold afternoon light we’d had until then. Luckily we were armed with a camera.  I think Damien took the photos.  Here is my feeble attempt to paint the scene.

I was thrilled to have finally finished a painting, but felt there was too much detail in it, so I did another one.

And now all I feel like doing is painting.