Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 7

18 Nov
Step 7 Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 7: I slowly worked up the reflections, and enhanced all areas of the painting a bit. It’s done! I’ll upload a much better picture once the paint dries a bit more. I just wanted...
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Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 6

10 Nov
Step 6 Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 6: I accentuated the darks, and I have begun defining the bow by adding some contrast in the harbor. Keeping it loose, I dabble some general shapes into the horizon below the skyline. Next,...
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Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 2-5

5 Nov
Step 2 Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 2: I’ve added a light wash of cadmium yellow, mixed with a small amount of cadmium red tones the painting. I will follow it up by lightening the sky next. Step 3 Step 3...
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Painting “Shimmering Solitude,” step 1

22 Oct
Step 1 This is the initial sketch on a 6-inch by 6-inch canvas. I decided to use the grid method to place the commercial boat on the 6 inch by 6 inch canvas. The painting will depict a working boat,...
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Daily Sketch (4-4-0 Steam Locomotive) update 5 (Finished!)

14 May
My fifth and final update of my drawing of an 1860s-era steam locomotive, 4-4-0 configuration. I am excited that a revival of sorts has been taking place in restoring some of these workhorses of our country’s past. The Leviathan, number...
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