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Here are a couple of old paintings I reworked recently. This one, of the local reclaimed farmlands behind our town and the roller-coaster lane that runs across it, was washed with water and almost half of the painting removed or reduced in tone. I then repainted the foreground. Hopefully it now has a softer feel. more appropriate to an early morning scene.

And another painting given a similar treatment. This one, of Rivington Pike, which you can see across the moss from Southport, where I live. A similar approach was done to this, washing off the lower half to increase the impression of morning light and then reworking the fore ground.

Both were long format paintings which I am presently short of, ready for any upcoming exhibitions.

At present I am working on some big commission pieces with one almost finished, allowing me to start on the second one. I…

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How To Paint “Palm Tree Bay” – Acrylic Painting Tutorial For Beginners — Step By Step Painting With Tracie Kiernan

This acrylic painting tutorial will demonstrate how to paint palm trees! Paint palm trees in front of a bay with sparkly turquoise waters! I love the combination of light turquoise blues against the dark greens in this painting! 38 more words

How To Paint “Palm Tree Bay” – Acrylic Painting Tutorial For Beginners — Step By Step Painting With Tracie Kiernan

Visit to the Apricot Orchard

Margie Guyot Art

“Apricots in Bloom – King Orchards” — plein air field study in oil on wood panel 8 x 16″ by Margie Guyot

This morning I went over to King Orchards with a painting buddy to do my “obligatory spring orchard painting”. It’s kind of a joke among us plein air painters about painting orchards in bloom. They’re murderously difficult to get a “decent” painting out of, what with all the trees all lined up like rows of soldiers. Artists are always looking for “artistic flow” and it’s frustrating when everything is so, well, predictably orderly.Excuses, excuses! But every year my painter friends and I speak wistfully all winter long of beautiful, sunny, warm days out in the orchards.

A couple years ago while taking a workshop from a highly revered member of Oil Painters of America, I asked him what his secret was for executing a successful orchard painting…

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Farewell Oil Painting; Hello Watercolor, My Old Friend — Jana Bouc, Artist

The watercolor paintings in this post are from 10-20 years ago. I haven’t been posting new work for several months because I got stuck working on one oil painting, overworking, reworking, starting over, rinse and repeat. I’ve also became sensitive to solvents…

Farewell Oil Painting; Hello Watercolor, My Old Friend — Jana Bouc, Artist

Sea Turtles acrylic painting

Lara Brady: My Artwork

Acrylic on canvas. 36″ x 48″ I’m looking into various online venues for selling my artwork. In the meantime, I’m printing and stretching them myself. If you’re interested in an original reproduction of this piece, please email me at The reproduction will be a Giclee print with acrylic overpainting details. No two are alike and the size may be determined upon ordering.

Scroll down to see the steps I took to get this painting done.

Pencil sketch on the canvas

At this point I just want to get some paint on the canvas, to get over any “painters block” feelings. I always remember that if I don’t like it I can paint over it! Acrylic is a great medium for that because it dries so quickly.

Since the turtle on the right is not completely on the canvas, and not really the main focus, I was less stressed about…

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