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Light and shadow are important to creating contrast in a picture.  This painting is of morning.  As the sun shines on the grass, the grass appears light yellow green.  The shadow areas are blue green.  Shadows are a dark version of the color of the object they are on. Par Five is a painting looking […]

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Another painting from my Tot Hill Farm Golf course watercolors.  I like this view across the pond, towards the mountain.  The atmospheric perspective is shown by the colors getting lighter and cooler in the distance.

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I live by Tot Hill Farm Golf Course.  I don’t golf, but we are allowed to walk the cart paths.  There are about 7 miles of paths on the course and it is very scenic. Betty McGee Creek is the main waterway. The source is on Cooler’s Knob mountain, It flows down, and past our […]

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London is one of the greenest cities in the world. There are parks everywhere. One fun day we walked from Westminster Cathedral through St James Park, to Buckingham Palace. I especially enjoyed the view across the pond to the palace. I created the soft look of the water using wet into wet technique.

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This is another watercolor from my England series.  We visited Warwick Castle, north of London.  It was celebrating 1100 years of having a fortress on the location. This gate formerly had a drawbridge.  There were murder holes as you entered the keep.  This part of the castle was built in the time of William the […]

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I love history.  I am an Anglo American, so British history has a special spot in my heart.   A month ago, my wife and I were able to go to London for our anniversary, and a friend’s wedding.  It was an awesome place.  I think that I was most excited to see the Tower […]

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Lynley’s dad had a birthday last week.  Lynley asked me to paint this for his present.  One morning when her parents were visiting, she came out to see Evie and her dad sitting and looking out the window.  They love each other, and Evie has the same swirl cowlick on the back of her head. […]

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There was always a question when my dad and I would fish a new lake. “Is there anything in here?” “Can we get it to bite?” “Will we just get skunked?”  It was always a relief when we would catch our first fish.  Sometimes only one of us would catch fish.  I remember a time […]

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