Tuesday, January 31, 2017

First of many lighthouses

Another Peter Sheeler copy. From his latest posts:


I forgot to sign this one. Oops! Well, I don't deserve to sign it because it is a copy of an original excellent work of art.  Thanks Peter for being so gracious!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Watercolor and Landscapes

I haven't been taking a break, honest. My latest attempt below is from the great Peter Sheeler. I watched a video by him several months ago on how to paint tree branches and trunks. I stumbled across his videos again this week and oh my... I'm a subscriber now and convert. His Instagram, and Flickr images are outstanding!  Here is my version of his latest barn:

Peter Sheeler - ArtRage: 1766 x 1054

What's there now to like about this painting? It was his idea not mine. His is better but I'm learning and his painting style is very easy for me for some reason. 

More will follow in this style. Below is my second painting imitation. I don't care for the watercolor version that I did. I did it a second time in pastels and its better but not 100% to my liking:

Peter Sheeler - ArtRage: 2100 x 1500

I am enjoying this painting style. It comes out easy for me. I need easy right now. Work is kicking my rear-end and the painting must not distract me from my living. It's a place to go to that is safe and fun!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


My next attempt at art I am using procreate. The painting will be a copy from a painter that I really admired: Norma S Foresberg. A not really well none painter (Utah) but I liked her style. I did an internet search of her paintings and was only able to find one. What a shame:

I have two of her paintings that were posters put to canvas then had varnish applied to them to make them look like real oil paintings. They are both hanging in my office at work. I enjoy looking at them often, when work is getting me down.

My attempt at her painting has rich yellows and oranges from a fall time scene of grass, bushes, trees and a wandering path to a fence. I have noticed that the path has groves in it and they appear to be the groves of wagons instead of the groves of tires of vehicles. Did she intend to have wagon wheel groves? We will never know. She passed away in 2000. Her husband passed away in 2013.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

I have been gone

I was in Virginia for the last three weeks; busy with life and have done zero paintings. But, now I'm back! I will be very busy this week at work but I am hoping to start posting here again by the weekend.

ArtRage 5 is coming out soon and I am looking forward to getting that update. It looks really promising to fix the things that I disliked about the current version.

I am also thinking through my computer setup using my Wacom 27QHD monitor. I'm not 100% sure that I am going to stick with Apple. Lot's to think through there. Apple has some real pluses but also some weird behavior too. Time will tell. I want to really think this through since I will need a setup in Virginia too. I hate not painting when I am there.

That's it for today. It's good to be back!