lakeside landscape

Lakeside Landscape

We started this painting on November 29th, 2017, and I finished it in today’s class, December 6th. It went pretty quickly, despite there being a lot of layers, and interesting bits here and there. I’m pretty pleased with the end result.

November 29th Session


December 6th, second session

Final Version

(Coming soon)



  • Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow)
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Sap Green
  • Sap Green and Permanent Rose mixed for deep greens
  • Quin Burnt Orange
  • French Ultramarine
  • Cobalt Red
  • Chromatic Black (Quin Burnt Orange and French Ultramarine)


  • Arches Aquarelle 140lb cold press 9×12 block


  • Dreamcatcher #14 round
  • Dreamcatcher #10 round
  • Dreamcatcher #4 round
  • Alvaro Castagnet needle point brush #8

patio through a window

Similar to the Matisse painting we copied a few weeks ago, this one is another exercise in looking through a window frame, to create a natural frame for the image beyond.

I missed several weeks of painting class do to reasons, I probably should have done some practice warmups before jumping in on this painting.

So far, I like where it’s going, but it’s long ways off yet.

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