Plein air “hike”

Well, I packed up all my plein air gear for the first time, (literally, I packed my backpack!) and took a long hike to the patio. Just had to get outside and try my hand at plein air painting. Good practice for dialing in what I may need for a much longer hike. šŸ™‚ I really enjoyed it! I knew I would.
Anyway, some marigolds for my first trek. I didn’t finish it. Although I may take the hike again tomorrow night, or finish it up in the studio. Either way, I haven’t painted since April so it’s good to get the brushes back into my hands again. After all, I still have a piece to finish… right Nick and Jayla?
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Commission work.

A bit of a commission / gift. Obviously a ways to go on this, but got it back out today after it sat on the side for a year. Referenced this from a photo I found online. Have no idea of its origin or owner, but certainly I would credit them here if I did.This just goes to show how long it takes me to complete anything. So, if you are waiting on some of my other works in progress… you know you have a wait. It’s what happens when you work a full time job and you don’t get much time to give focus.

As always, thanks for giving this a look.

More portrait work.

This one is approx. 8×10, oil on canvas board. Not sure why I continue to work so small. It does force me to think about each brush stroke though. So, learning even more with each one.

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Alla prima portrait

I put down the shovel today for a bit of studio time. Lots of yard work this summer.

It’s been since July that I had this opportunity. Was a day to simply relax and work my way back into the creative side. Working very small on this one, for me. Quite the challenge since I like to lay it on thick. 5×7, Oil onĀ Ampersand panel. Ā Again, just great to have a brush in my hand today.

Oil on cradled hardboard
Oil on cradled hardboard

Thanks to faestockĀ on DeviantArt for the reference photo.

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