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The above painting was  created by using colored collage papers that I made by treating National Geographic photos with a solution called Citrasolv. I have a tutorial on how to create one of these here.

I felt the initial painting of these cows looked a bit washed out and wanted to deepen the darks in the cows and connect them a little better; allow them to stand out.

The original painting can be viewed here.




I have been raking leaves. I was thankful that we have had some mild and warm days to do this task. I believe the trees in my painting may be old cottonwoods. I liked the bright light.

I added the cows.

I chose to use a piece of watercolor paper that I had previously grunged as I described in this post.


I have also been working on this river scene. This is Elegant Writer and watercolor. The pileated woodpecker was added.

I have noticed that many of my landscapes have been so empty. I am experimenting with adding wildlife and little people to them.

Thank you to Wet Canvas for the reference photos for these paintings.


A thank you to for the reference sharing they do. I used two photo references for the above painting.

Took me some time; this one did.  I was bound and determined to get this barn down the way I saw it. The barn and the cows are from two different photos. I thought the barn , by itself, might look too plain or flat or static, somehow.

This is another painting on masa paper (tutorial here). Carol King has completed her first two paintings on masa paper here  and here and doing a fantastic job with it!


This is my second attempt with oil. The biggest challenge for me was getting the umbrella the way I wanted it to look and painting the wires. I do enjoy trying a new medium.