Unnamed 3

This is my 3rd freehand attempt to see where I need more practice. And that practice needs to be using a darker color as the backing of my background trees and bushes. What I really need to do is attend a real painting class where I learn how to mix…

Crimson Sky

Here is my second Bob Ross inspired painting based off of¬†Island in the Wilderness. It was especially fun because of the cool contrasting colors and more happy tree practice. Sure enough, the new Winsor & Newton Titanium White paint came through like a champion. Also, I am also learning the…

Sunny Pond

In continuation of the Autumn Splendor painting I did just the other day, I wanted to see how well I could do this type of painting without Bob Ross' help. It's okay, I guess. The sun was fun to do as were the rocks and the reflections. Still, though, I…

Autumn Splendor

This is the first oil painting I did while following Bob Ross. His painting is called Autumn Splendor, so, that is what I named mine as well. Lots of vegetation in this painting. So much so that it became apparent to me that the paint I am using is definitely…

Unnamed 3

I am loving the shrubbery in the bottom left. I believe I'm getting the hang of coloring over the darker areas to bring out the foliage in the foreground. My large tree got a little muddy in the middle because I had some distant trees painted in behind it similar…

Stephanie’s Stream

My cousin, Stephanie Russell Aylworth, is an avid mountain biker and she regularly fills her Facebook wall with photos of her exploits all around Georgia. Oftentimes, she usually posts pics of her and her friends eating tacos. However, once in awhile she posts some truly gorgeous pictures of the scenic…

Carter’s 3rd Birthday

Last week was Carter's 3rd birthday. It was Batman themed. He was spoiled, once again. We had lots of friends and family over and the playing lasted for hours and hours. The one toy that caused the most fighting? Silly String. God help the unfortunate parents who think that a…

The Joy Of Painting With Children

My kids, Tallia and Carter, absolutely love to paint. They have such passion about it and their imagination is boundless. We even had Olivia over to paint, too! If you are ever in need of some ideas of things to do with your kids, I recommend a paint brush, paint,…

Trees 2

For this painting, I wanted to expand my tree skills. Instead of evergreens, I thought bushy green trees would be fun to paint. And I was right! My only complaint was the two rocky outcroppings that go into the stream. After I finished the painting, I realized that rocks are…