There were a couple things I thought could be better. So I went back for more. Got stung by a bee for my efforts. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. haha. Happier with this version. Baker's Lake Oil on Panel - 6" x 10"
The rain last night broke the heat, so the weather was beautiful this morning. Snuck out for a quick sketch. This was at Baker's Lake Forest Preserve. The lake is on the back side of the preserve. Oddly enough just about 100 yards from the end of a mail route I used to pick up A LOT. I was able to park feet from where I painted and was left to my own devices. It was nice to get out again! I included a pic of the meadow below. Oil on Panel - 6" x 10" Buy Now
Had a little paint left after my drive the other day. This was a quick study of a tree I found interesting at a little preserve near Long Grove, IL. Landscapes are still an adventure for me! Click to Bid. And below is another sketch of Buddy napping from today. I still haven't had the the nerve to try him in oil yet... He's a light sleeper!
I tried to go to Starved Rock this morning, but it ended up being closed. This was from a picnic area near by. It was still early and there was a mist hanging just above the water. It disappeared pretty quick. I did what I could to get this one down quickly. The water was actually really still, but it almost appears as if a wake just passed. Oil on Panel - 5" x 7" Place Bid
An update on this self portrait. Shaved my head and regrew my beard... haha. Couldn't bring myself to get a real hair cut. All kidding aside, a few steps forward. I tightened up the drawing a little. Worked lightly in the background and most of the head. I wish the camera on my phone picked up more accurate color in the flesh... It's a lot softer in person. Anyway, it's still pretty early. Think I'll let it dry for a few more days and try some glazing in the backgrou