Archive for January, 2011

Marsh – Elaine’s into double digits now… #10

January 29, 2011

Elaine's #10 a Marsh

Elaine's #10 a Marsh

This is the other painting I did in Helen Beecham’s class. I saw a painting like this on the internet, unfortunately I do not remember the name of the artist (if you recognize this as similar to a work of yours, please let me know and I will give you credit). So this is a copy, not an original… I’ve actually tried to reproduce what I remembered about the original painting several times… but this time I think I captured the look that I liked so much, so of abstract and dream like quality to the marsh. It is on 300 lbs paper size is 11×14.

Sail away… Elaine’s #9

January 20, 2011


Sail away - Elaine's #9 landscape

This is one of the paintings I did in class. It is a watercolor on 9×12 300 lbs Kilimanjaro Paper.

comments please…

January 14, 2011

I’m looking for some feedback…

I’ve taken a very part time job as a painting instructor for beginner /Sunday painters.  I receive a lesson plan for step by step instructions from the company,  for painting a landscape, still life or seascape, from a reference photo.   The first class I’ll be teaching is landscape.  We’ll go through each step of the painting as a class and at the end, each student leaves with a finished painting.  The classes are 2 hours long.

The first class is a landscape and this is the reference photo:

I’m excited about the job but not very excited about my paintings.  Below are my 2 attempts.

I like the sky in the first one and parts of the tree trunks.  (although the color of #2 is off a bit from the camera)

I’m interested in any  and all comments you may have.