Monday, January 19, 2009

2. Slacks Pond

This abstract painting was done from a photograph of Slacks Pond. The photograph had extraordinary fall colors which contrasted beautifully with a deep blue sky. I have been trying to challenge myself to paint different ways. I used a wet on wet watercolor technique for this painting, which is quite atypical, for me. I typically paint using a more controlled technique.
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Friday, January 9, 2009

1. Winter in Chicago

Lake Michigan, in Chicago, is one of the best places to paint, picnic, or bike, in the summer. Unfortunately, in the winter, in Chicago, painters are mainly relegated to the indoors. So, this painting was done from a photograph. The lake is quite beautiful even in the winter months.

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