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Morning Fog on the River

Morning Fog on the River

I like the clarity of the colours in this painting. There are a few areas I should have preserved with masking fluid, but overall, the result pleases me. This is probably my best attempt so far at depicting a foggy scene. I…

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Cape Blanco Lighthouse

Cape Blanco Lighthouse

I think lighthouses are one of the most interesting subjects to paint for a number of reasons. They are usually isolated, which makes it easier to get an unobstructed view of them and find a pleasing angle. Lighthouses are on…

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Sunset on the Miramichi

Sunset on the Miramichi

Yesterday was Canada Day, and it was also the beginning of the first annual World Watercolour Month! I’m not sure if I will manage to paint every day, but hopefully I’ll at least paint more frequently than I’ve been doing lately….

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Sunset at Peggy’s Cove

Sunset at Peggy’s Cove

My goal with this piece was to capture the luminous colours in the sky, without making the sky too bright. I think I got the dimness I was looking for, but not the neon orange glow of the clouds near…

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Dusk On The Harbour

Dusk On The Harbour

For this harbour painting, I used my mottler brush for the first time, and it really gave me the effect I was looking for. The smooth wash in the sky and water was easy to achieve, and the brush was…

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River at Dawn

River at Dawn

This river painting was a quick piece, but it turned out as well as some of the paintings I’ve spent much longer on. The sky and water is my favourite part. I experimented with working wet-in-wet to create distant trees,…

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Iceland Sunrise

Iceland Sunrise

In keeping with the season and the New Year, my latest painting is another snowy scene. I’m still not great at painting rock formations, but I think the sunrise colours turned out well. I need to learn to avoid getting a…

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Harbour Sunset

Harbour Sunset

We finally have a respectable amount of snow on the ground, but my latest painting looks like summer. I like how it turned out overall, although the ropes on the sailboat nearly ruined the whole thing. I managed to salvage it,…

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