Monday, October 15, 2012

The Sherlock Holmes

On our walk across England a few years ago we found this very English restaurant / bar called, The Sherlock Holmes.  My wife has encouraged me to do a painting of it, so that is what's on my table.  I'm doing this painting on Aquabord panel with the idea of sealing this finished painting, and framing it without glass.  I've got a ways to go, so if you check back in another 10 days or so from this posting, hopefully you'll see a finished painting.  Thanks for coming by, Mark

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mallards completed

I really enjoy painting birds.  These two mallards were photographed at the Palo Alto duck pond.  Before I started laying down paint, I envisioned these ducks painted on a white background with a few cat tails or plant fronds as the background.  So, what do you think?  I like the simplicity and just the natural colors of the ducks...

Up next is a tavern we found on our walk across England a few years ago.  I'll be painting on the Aquaboard panel.  I want to seal this painting and frame it without glass.  Thanks for coming by, Mark