My first painting completed during the virus. This is an oil painting that measures 8 x 10 inches.
Bonne Terre Station (2 x 3 inches; oils)
Had a painting binge this weekend. The third and final painting from this weekend.
This one was painted on location using my repurposed Altoids tin as a paint box.
Close to the Edge (2 x 3 inches; oils)
I was able to sneak in a couple of hours of painting today after walking the dog at the park. A miniature oil painting using my repurposed Altoids tin as a paint box. There’s a trail at the back edge of the park with a bench facing an open field. A peaceful place to sit, relax, and paint!
A 2.5 x 3.5 inch oil painting of the information center at Caledonia, Missouri. I used oil pastel sticks to paint this one. I used a reference photo of mine from a few years ago to paint this miniature.
Untitled Oil Painting
I received a whole bunch of free mini canvas panels from a friend. She no longer wanted them, and knew I painted miniatures. They included line art already printed on them. I don’t need the line art, so I covered the canvas panels with gesso.
The above painting was completed from a reference photo given to me by my sister. This is my interpretation of the actual location. This was painted on March 17, and is still shiny with a few brush hairs stuck to it. I’ll remove the brush hairs after it has dried. Too easy to smudge while still wet.
I was able to get in some oil painting practice using my homemade pochade box on location on June 10, 2017.
I found a great spot in the shade and painted this scene of some grain elevators in Hull, Illinois. I’m not real thrilled with the finished oil sketch, but it was good practice. I recently modified my homemade cigar box pochade with a T-nut so I could mount it to a camera tripod. My first attempt at this modification failed, but I was able to rework it. The new fitting worked like a charm.
A nearby resident stopped by to see what I was doing. I had a nice conversation with him, and he even brought me a cold Pepsi to drink. Rural America at its best!
All-in-all, an enjoyable day of painting and watching trains pass by!
A video of my recent painting, “First and A Street.”