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Acrylics Practice

(Elephant Butte NM) When I decided to take the Plein Air Journey, my intentions were to create paintings along the way. Many marvelous landscapes were seen; but alas, few paintings have resulted. A fast pace of travel did not allow enough time to explore, and to also paint. So, I’m going to slow down now, […]

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The Studio

This is one of several posts I’m doing to highlight how livable my RV rig Tardis is for such a small motorhome. I’m very pleased with the quality and thoughtful features designed into this 23.5 ft. Lazy Daze Twin-King model. Traveling around in a small motorhome to find interesting places to paint is very exciting. […]

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Toned Ground

Before starting a painting, I usually apply a color toned ground to the painting panel. I like to use a medium value earth color, like sienna, umber, or ochre. Having a tone already on the panel helps me see the relative light/dark and warm/cool character of the color I’m using right away. The undertone can […]

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