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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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Tea Bag Challenge Week #17

Natalie C Smith Art

Posting a previously painted piece for the tea bag challenge this week. This was done some time back on one of the prepared tea bags mounted on to watercolor paper and gesso’ed. I used a limited palette of I think only two colors and tried following the marks on the tea bag. This landscape, pathway and mountain came to be. This piece measures about 6 x 3.5 in size.

Haven’t shared any “studio” work this week as when I was able to have some time I am working on a personal piece for myself. Would love to share it but it is a family tree piece which I’m doing as a mixed media collage on canvas. Due to the nature of the photos included I don’t want to post without getting permission from the individuals!

Hope everyone is having a creative and fulfilling week doing what you love!

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Work : The sky blocks the mountains in the sea


The barrier in the sea of the mountains is It is like heaven itself. Draw with dark water color paint in general in the imagination of the details. We use dark watercolor paint on the paper to steer it. It looks real, natural, lively, the world seems empty, like this gloomy one. You all touch your imagination with your own consideration. Thank you.

Artist’s work by – siriananpape –

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