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Mount Rainier

Mount Rainier

I think the mountain turned out well in this painting of Mount Rainier. I preserved the white areas and managed to give the mountain some variety in colour before adding darker details. The rest of the painting is fairly loose, to…

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Autumn in Abruzzo

Autumn in Abruzzo

Autumn scenes are so colourful, and this time of year makes me eager to paint them. They can also be surprisingly difficult if there are a lot of different coloured trees mixed together. Luckily, in this case the trees were…

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Morning Mist and Neutral Tint

Morning Mist and Neutral Tint

I wanted to try my hand at hazy, wet-in-wet backgrounds, and this misty scene was excellent for this sort of experiment. Overall, I think it turned out pretty well. The trees in the field are a bit darker than I would like, but…

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Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park

I like the background of this painting of Jasper National Park, but I’m not keen on some areas of the foreground. I don’t know why landscapes with strong foregrounds give me so much trouble. Maybe I need to start doing…

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Arctic Mountain in Svalbard

Arctic Mountain in Svalbard

I think this piece turned out quite well. I painted the sky first, then the snow shadows, then the mountain. If I had some white gouache, I would add a bit more snow to the peaks, but aside from that,…

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Winter Mountains and Autumn Leaves

Winter Mountains and Autumn Leaves

I want to try painting as many different subjects as I can, so I can figure out what I like best. This time, I’ve made an attempt to get a handle on both snow and rock formations. I think it…

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Yosemite Sunset

Yosemite Sunset

Happy Halloween, everyone! I decided that I finally felt comfortable enough to try a larger painting. Until now, I had mainly been painting on eighth- and sixteenth-sheets, so I decided that it was time to see if I could wrangle…

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Painting Loose With My Quill Mop

Painting Loose With My Quill Mop

My Princeton Neptune #6 quill mop is both fun and frustrating. I paid $28 for this synthetic squirrel brush, and it was money well spent. It is a fairly short, surprisingly lightweight brush, and has a beautiful wooden handle and a hand-tied ferrule….

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