The Burning House II

This is so cool, I want this on my wall!

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SONY DSC 217_2016 Watercolor / Fabriano artistico satinized – ca. 76 x 56 cm / 29.9 x 22.0 in / ´The Burning House II´

I had to paint this again. After I have been really satisfied with my small watercolor-sketch I wanted to try a large format today. I stood up extra early today to make sure that I can finish it before I have to go to my work. I am getting used to the beautiful Fabriano Artistico paper and I used a bigger brush. Compared to painting smaller formats these large paintings are more physical in the painting-process. I feel like I have been in the gym after painting this one. I don´t think the result is perfect, but I am satisfied. I will try to paint more of the larger formats this month to get my brushwork loose. I have a bigger amount of sheets in stock now so…

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Shenanigan Flat-North Yuba River

I love these paintings fom yubagold blog, especially the third.

Amazing! 🙂

Yuba Gold

P1110177.JPG painting #1  on Arches 140# 7 x 9 inches

This scene was a difficult one because of the steep trail leading down to the river and the fact that I didn’t have sun on the river for the first 90 minutes, I painted basically in the shade.

P1110080.JPG what my first scene looked like with sun

P1110178.JPG painting #2 on Fabriano 300# 11 x 14 inches

I struggled with this painting because of having such a complex scene with no focal point (hoping for a light source) I was all over the place and couldn’t focus. In other words, I didn’t have a clear path to follow.

P1100972.JPG my scene was beautiful but without sun, it was a bit dreary

P1110179.JPG painting #3 on Saunders 200# 11 x 14 inches

I then spotted the sun shining further on down the river, all I had to do was scoot my butt a 3/4 turn and…

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Lake Josephine

Lake Josephine

I love this scene.

A Day In The Life Of Gloria Ester

Finally got around to painting a 10 minute painting for my winter challenge making it my 10th painting so far.

This scene is of Lake Josephine located in Glacier National Park in Montana. The reference photo used was originally a spring or summer time scene, but I caused a winter explosion and now there is snow everywhere. More than likely you will see this scene again as it is in a green setting, cause I just like it, that’s why.

Photo reference used by Photographer Tam-tam from PMP. Painted using acrylic on 5 x 7 canvas.

Completed Painting of Lake Josephine. Completed Painting of Lake Josephine.

Till next time….

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Meditation on Floating Pine Needles #2

I love these painting, such a cool mist/fog effect 🙂

Teri Malo Studio

TM8710 Meditation with Floating Pine Needles #2 36x44 oil on panel TM8710 Meditation with Floating Pine Needles #2 36×44 oil on panel

Meditation on Floating Pine needles #2 is the second of this year’s trilogy of interpretations based on the pond in July. Early July, with its dusting of pollen, and scattering of flotsam forms the subject. The challenge is the reflections seen through the somewhat granulated surface. I chose layered spattering to suggest the pollen, and thin glazes to control the color. When I ask myself why dusty pond surfaces attract me, I have two answers. First, figuring out the visual subtlety excites me, and second, the partly obscured reflections parallel the unknowns in life. We only ever get a glimpse. Details below. Enjoy.

TM8710 Meditation on lLoating Pine Needles #2 - detail from top of painting TM8710 Meditation on lLoating Pine Needles #2 – detail from top of painting

TM8710 Meditation on Floating Pine needles #2 - detail from left of center TM8710 Meditation on Floating Pine needles #2 – detail from left of center

TM8710 Meditation on Floating Pine Needles#2 - detail from right of cente rwith tree reflections, floating maple leaves and pine needles TM8710 Meditation on Floating Pine Needles#2 – detail from right…

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Charcoal Explorations

I really love these paintings and the poem as well. The paintings also remind me of the aftermath of a heavy battle, bombing or seige.

Fruitful Dark

FruitfulDark: Charcoal Landscape Invented Landscape in Charcoal

I have been spending about 20 minutes each morning working in charcoal. I generally work without any plan or source. I have only about four basic charcoal colours, but I use mainly black and white. 

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Landscapes – i am coming! #worldwatercolormonth

I love this landscape, watercolour makes it seem so dream like 🙂 Really awesome!

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SONY DSC My 14-1/31 ‪#‎worldwatercolormonth‬ // 171_2016 Watercolor-Sketches /Daler-Rowney Graduate Sketchbook, 2 x 21,0 x 14,9 cm / 2x 8.3 x 5.8 in

Beside painting ´my´ houses I want to concentrate much more on landscape-painting the next months. I think that landscape painting is something where I can loosen my brush and free my mind probably the best way. I hope that the weather will be okay for it during the next weeks until autumn because I really feel the craving for plein-air painting getting stronger and stronger. In less than two weeks I expect my plein-air easel to arrive. I already bought a light-weight foamboard to stretch my paper on and I am going to prepare it for painting with loads of water. J These two sketches are from last night – not plein-air – just a little late night practice after work.

SONY DSC My 14-2/31 ‪#‎worldwatercolormonth‬ // 172_2016 Watercolor-Sketches /Marabu Mixed…

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Late Shift practicing

Love the paintings from this blog, amazing!

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CW20160611_Solstice 172_2016 Watercolor/ Hahnemühle Echt Bütten rau – ca.40 x 30 cm. – ´Solstice´

It was not too busy at work last night, so i did feel a little bit more relaxed about painting. I am happy with the old farmhouse painting called ´Solstice´that i painted as a gift for a friend´s birthday. She invited me to her party tonight and i am looking forward to meet a lot of people from the past.

The other ones are just sketchbook doodles, trying to paint more loose. I am happy with the one called `Timberline´. It is rough and bold painted and – that is rare – i like almost everything about it. 🙂

Letzte Nacht war nicht zu viel los bei der Arbeit, so konnte ich mich etwas entspannter ans Malen machen. Mit dem Aquarell ´Solstice´(Sommersonnenwende) bin ich ganz glücklich. Ich habe es als Geburtstagsgeschenk für eine alte Freundin gemalt, die…

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