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Arboretum: Real and My Real

Here is a photo I took at Morris Arboretum, Philadelphia, in July.

Here is a painting of that same scene. Yes, it is, filtered through my imagination, though.

It’s 8″ x 8″, acrylics, India ink, and NeoColor I crayons, done in September, 2017.

“Arboretum Pond and Trees”

 

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Photos Finished

Recently I picked out a few photos to use as painting references. Here is what happened.

Railroad tracks at Norristown Farm Park. Photo and painting from September 2017.

One of the roads in the Norristown Farm Park. Photo and painting from September, 2017.

And the market garden at Bryn Athyn College. Photo and painting from September, 2017.

Outdoors Under the Sky

These paintings are 8″ x 8″, done in acrylics, June, 2017.

Sun, House, House, People

Acrylic paintings done in June, 2017. Each one is 6″ x 6″ on wood board.

People Walking

These paintings from June, 2017, are done in acrylics, 10″ x 8″.

“Pedestrian” was started during the plein air event I did in Chestnut Hill in June. I couldn’t finish it there so I took it home and ended up with a scene somewhat like the original. I added a person walking along the sidewalk – the painting looked a little lonely without some sign of life.

The second painting came from my head, no reference to the real world. I added a person to it, too, for the same reason as “Pedestrian”.

Two Houses and Some Trees

These paintings were done in June, 2017. They are 6″ x 6″, in acrylics. It may interest you to know they are reworkings of paintings I did a while back. The more I looked at them in their earlier versions, the more bla I felt about them. So – personality transplant. Or amendment. Anyway, I like these better.