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Study of a street in France…

Anyone know where? I was given a photo without reference. This is a 10×16 watercolor on Arches 140# cold press sheet. Found out my neutral tint was leaning toward blue. Need to try another.

After consideration, I thought this watercolor needed something foreground. Initially, I should have brought the two figures forward. I decided on a figure in the foreground leading the viewer into the scene. Also, corrected a few things like the windows bottom right, added hands to the clock, slats to the shutters. Better.

Small seascape

Port Macquari, I believe in South Africa?

This was a donated image to the Tim Wilmot library of photos and subject for one of his painting projects for his followers on Patreon.

I think I was channeling Ted Kautsky, one of my favorite watercolor artists (American, Architect, Artist 1896-1953) when painting this.

It’s OK but still have a lot of work to do to get to where I am not second guessing every stroke.

Back to Basics

Ran across Tim Wilmot, watercolorist, on YouTube and watched a couple of his online demos and then attended an online in-person event as he painted a street scene in Uganda. Anyway, thought I would post a couple of my first-brush attempts after this instruction. My goal is to become looser in my painting and try more colors. Hard to break old habits.

The Peter Iredale ship wreck is rusty and washed up along the Astoria Oregon coast, within the Fort Steven’s State Park. Site of recent wedding of my nephew.
Harbor at an island in Greece
Kabale, Uganda Subject suggested and demonstrated on by Tim Wilmot. Then we get to give it a go.
Source photo… what to keep, what to loose.

Latest acrylic experiment…

This painting is acrylic paint on a 16″ x 20″ canvas. I used a b/w photo of the site provided by the Winter Garden Heritage Association.

I took liberties with the color and rescaled a few items for compositional value. That’s the reason we paint and not snap photos. I’m focusing on drawing with color rather than painting in a drawing.

This is the current site of West Orange County Library’s Battaglia Branch in east Winter Garden, Florida.

New painting in “thePrintShop”

Offering prints of this watercolor, “Final Run”, now in the PrintShop in full or
half size format. Great gift idea for holiday.

“Final Run” – giclees print on archival paper: 14″x 21″ with 1/2″ white border or half size, 7″x 10 1/2″
©2020 mmalloy, orlando

Tip for my surgeon..

What a year, this 2020. COVID lifestyle change in March and emergency surgery on a ruptured disk in April and a follow-up disk fusion in July. Just getting back to it and now, to survive Election Day.

Dr. Barry Kaplan put my back together and to show my appreciation of being able to walk again, I gave him a watercolor of the #11 hole at Isleworth Golf Club in Windermere, FL. Sound familiar? It might, Tiger used to live there and it’s where his ex practiced her nine iron. Dr. Kaplan is a member and plays the course.

The green depicted as it was in 2001.

Thanks to Dr. Kaplan and his staff.

Figure Study in Acrylic

This study’s subject was drawn using a pencil drawing of a model for reference. Using acrylics, I started with a watercolor approach and ended with opaque technique.

©2020 Figure Study #5 by Mike Malloy
Acrylic on 9×12 canvas board