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Elaine’s #18 – Monochrome in Prussian Blue.

August 21, 2012


I’m afraid my scanner cropped off part of this painting on both sides, I did this on 11 x 15 size and my scanner bed is max 8 1/2 x 11 (standard copy paper size)… so it looks a bit odd. What I liked on this was the sparkle I got using dry brush on the water… and I liked the clouds (hard to see on the scan so trust me the clouds are good) I’m not happy with the house across the water, looks odd, and I do not like the dolphin reflections… they are too dark and not broken enough as they would be on wind blown water. You can’t see it due to the cropping, but I was not happy with my attempts to add the overhanging tree branches… doesn’t really look like anything. All in all it was an interesting exercise that I enjoyed doing.

Elaine’s 16 & 17…

July 30, 2012

Elaine’s landscape #16

Did this while attended a Tony Couch workshop in Gainesville Georgia a couple of weeks ago.  Tony didn’t care for it much… but it still counts as number 16.

Elaine’s #17

Did this beach scene while at the same workshop.  Landscape number 18 has been sketched and will be a monochrome.  I need a LOT of practice and intend to paint more… my intentions so far hasn’t put any paint on paper… but no more excuses.  Time to fish or cut bait as they say.


Elaine’s #15 Colorado Sunset (first Pastel)

January 22, 2012

This is my very first Pastel painting, using PanPastels. It is on MiTienes paper size 11×14 I did this for a Challenge on the ID&P forum. Wish I’d had a brighter yellow and an orange as well as a violet… (more colors needed I see)… but over all I’m not too disappointed with my first attempt at pastels.

Elaine’s number 14 – A view of a Marsh

August 21, 2011

Low Country Marsh

Watercolor marsh… my office is across the street from a marsh area, so that I get to see the marsh and the birds every day… this marsh is based on that marsh… I was going to put an egret in this one, but didn’t leave a spot for it… next time I’ll add an egret or two.

Elaine’s number lucky 13

July 19, 2011

Elaine's #13

Elaine's #13

The shapes on this one were easy wedges… big swipes of color with a big flat brush with detail added after the initial wash dried. This painting is one of the exercises in a WetCanvas online class I’m taking.

Beach Palmetto Trees – Elaine’s #12

April 27, 2011

I messed up the clouds and sky on this one… so I just cropped the sky out of this… is that cheating?

Palmetto Trees on the Beach

Elaine’s #11 – Lavender field.

April 9, 2011

Lavender field

This is a watercolor on 9×12 Arches 140 lbs rough paper. I’m not particularly happy with the foreground, nor the lavender rows on the right… too much purple it’s just a bit overwhelming… but an interesting exercise none the less.

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.

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.