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July 15, 2021 daily painting challenge

6" x 6"

gouache on cold press watercolor paper

Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains

I paint small landscapes with gouache every single day and you can see them posted on my instagram account

These paintings require me to use quick brushstrokes to capture the feeling of the moment. I particularly like to paint the view of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains in my backyard.

Of course I take inspiration from impressionist, Claude Monet - who doesn’t?

The color is more vibrant, the details are more detailed and the strokes more loose.  Other times my landscapes are inspired by photos taken near my home and travels around the area. 

I love to represent the beauty and every changing colors of even the most plain outstretched field. 

My florals consist of familiar flowers usually in ginger jars, painted with blue chinoiserie figures.  I takes ample liberties with color and try to create my best impressionist/fauve or fauve/impressionist style of work. 

for more daily paintings go here

for more landscapes go here