This Land is My Land

This Land is My Land




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Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter Coming

I sometimes like to use only 1 brush for a painting.  I feel I can learn better brush handling as well as controlling the use of only portions of the bristles as needed.  It can be a challenge but I feel the effort is worth the learning experience.  This painting was done entirely with a #24 long handled brush using a dry brush method wet into wet with a loose painterly style. This was also done without a sketch or drawing - a level line was drawn in for the horizon and the rest is brush work.

This painting should be up on my ETSY STORE in a couple of days.

Hope you enjoyed this posting

JR     :>)

Monday, January 26, 2015

High Country Grasses

Yo my friends,

Well, my mind is back in the Southwest!

This painting is 6 x 18 and depicts a high desert scene with desert grasses.  A combination of palette bushes and regular brushes brings about a nice texture to the piece.  This will be for sale in my ETSY store in a couple of days.

Thanks for looking.

JR        :>)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Regatta No. I - II - III

Yo Folks,

I love painting with a palette knife and I also love to let loose and paint in a loose semi - abstract style I fInd it to be very liberating.  However the downside is a lot of paint is used and that is costly - so I only let loose once in a while!

Regatta I was posted a short time ago, but I'll put it in this post so you can see all three.  I suppose there may be more of these but first I need to save up for some more paint!!!  :>( 

18 X 20

20 X 12

10 X 20

I hope you enjoyed this post - a loose painterly semi abstract style of painting is not everyone's cup of tea but this is merely an extension of my already looses/painterly style - the exception being one can become very loose with a palette knife thereby giving a tremendous amount of texture to the piece.  Texture and bright bold color can be shocking to some but for me the process is a total enjoyment.


JR       :>)  

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Yo my friends

I'm back into the Southwest again - a place that is near and dear to my heart.

This painting is 12 x 24 done in a loose painterly style and is what I call a "Mindscape" in that it is painted from my memory vision of places I have been.  I use no photos in its creation - just my minds eye of past journeys.

This should be in my ETSY store in a few days.  (see link at beginning of blog)

The Glimmer Of First Light


Hope you enjoyed

JR      :>)

Friday, January 16, 2015

Too much chocolate

This is a palette knife painting done in a style somewhat like that of Leroy Neiman. I woke up this morning with the "jitters" like a 10 year old high on an overdose of chocolate - I now feel much better.

18 x 24 on heavy linen paper - Chroma Interactive acrylics - alla prima - done very quickly with palette knife and lots of paint for a very chunky look. Spontaneity was the operative word and color was what I felt at the moment of application - no predetermined plan - path or outcome.   


Regatta No. I
18 x 24

Every once in a while one needs to go outside the BOX and be a little bit "wild and crazy".

I hope you enjoyed this post as I had a BLAST doing the painting.

JR    :>)

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yo Folks

Both Kindle and hard copy sales of our book

 Tips for New RVers:
Catchin' The Dream

are coming along very nicely - thanks to all of you who have taken part in the purchase of either the Kindle of the hard copy from Amazon.

My DW Melissa and I wrote this book as sort of a documentation of our almost 12 months - 10,000+ miles - 23 states and 4 Canadian Provinces of  "full time" Rving.  Additionally we felt that those of you just starting out or just beginning to get the urge could benefit from our experience.

Click on the photo of our book and  it will bring you to Amazon for a closer look.

Again thank you for a wonderful response.

JR & DW 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Back to the Gulf of Mexico

Yo my friends,

Well I'm back into my Gulf of Mexico frame of mind.

This is 24 x 18 on heavy linen paper.  The west side of Florida - on the Gulf of Mexico is a very beautiful area the landscape - foliage - and the water is breath taking.  The waters mimic the colors of the Caribbean - this along with the reflected colors from the sun and all the little "shiny things" in the sand provide some beautiful color.  If you squint - you can see many, many colors.

24 x 18

Thanks for looking

JR    :>)