Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Fox & Hounds

If you take the walk across England up near the border with Scotland, the trail walks right past this Tavern.  You'll be glad you stopped here.  The sign on the front of the tavern is a real piece of art.  It was fun to try and recreate this great art in my painting.
I've just started a painting of my favorite peak and lake in the Sierra's.  1000 Island Lake with Mt Ritter in the background.  This painting will be more mountain than lake.  This will be my 3rd painting with the lake and mountain.  Every year or so I need to do a mountain / lake landscape...I happen to have some quality photos from hikes up there so here we go again.... Mark 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

B&B Tavern

Well, revisiting subject material from England.  A few years back on our walk across England we stayed at this quintessential rural B&B / Tavern.  Nothing like the convenience of relaxing and dining, then walking upstairs to retire for the day.  This place was as cool on the inside as it appears from the outside.
Should be done with this painting next week.  Not sure what's up next...any suggestions?  Mark

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gondola Parking Only

Came across this photo in our travel archives, and decided this might be interesting to paint in miniature.  So this painting is 61/2 inches high and 11 inches wide.  This was fun and I think I'll be doing more miniatures.