Day 14 of 30 painting challenge jan 2017

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Bass harbor light house on Mt Dessert Island Maine. ¬† ¬†This painting measures 5×7 inches on arches 300 watercolor paper. ¬†I am also posting a ¬†WIP picture and the actual picture used for inspiration. ¬†The Wip photos are very few because of how quickly these small paintings progress. ¬† Not to many stopping points. ¬†Very quick rendering.

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Almost done adding a bit more shading and detail
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The very beginning “ugly” stage. You think it will never look ok..
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Actual picture I used for inspiration. Please ask permission to use any of my photos. These are my personal collection.

Day 12 of 30 challenge2017

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My finished Painting done from a picture I took a few years ago. ¬†Cadillac mountain ¬†watching the sunset. ¬†Gorgeous place to go and visit no doubt. ¬†But I am finding more and more that I somewhat use the picture as a jumping off point. ¬†But totally ignore it pretty quickly as I start painting.. ¬†Yea I guess I”m finally getting loose and more painterly.

I must say I was not having much hope with this one as it started, therefore I only took one work in progress picture.. ¬†Thought it was going to be on the scrap pile. ¬†I’m happy with the final result. ¬†But having said that I took another picture of it and cropped it a little bit more on the left side.. ¬†That green bush there is just ¬†to dominate for my liking. ¬†Just scroll down to see WIP picture and Actual picture.

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I do like it better , but either way will work.  I have added the one shot of during the painting process and the  inspiration picture that was taken by me. Thank you for stopping by to check it out.

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This was the beginning of this painting.
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Actual picture I did this painting from

Day 9 of 30 January 2017

dscn3956A small painting  2 x 4 inches , A view from shore from Narrows Two campground looking out on to Mt Desert Island ( Acadia National Park) .

I honestly am shocked at myself to continue with this challenge. ¬†What I have been doing is grabbing a piece of watercolor paper, ¬†and have several pictures to choose from. ¬†They are quick wet on wet, ¬†at times I have two going just to give the first painting a rest so it dry’s a little bit. ¬†These are taking no more than 20 min to 45 min ¬†to finish. ¬†Pretty soon I will start a more ambitious painting to work over a period of time. While still doing these quick ¬†paintings.