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Oil Painting: Sea Map II

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©Deb Anderson, Sea Map II, 24 by 24 inches, oil on canvas

Sea Map II – this is one of several recent paintings inspired by a sea voyage I took last year. Strange feeling to be out of sight of land. Using paint to mark out the endlessly moving terrain of waves and clouds — so interesting.

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Oil Painting: Cottage Evening

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Another painting inspired by a recent stay at the Green Lake cottage, and the magnificent sky paintings of Robert Roth.

Come and see me at the Summer Art Fair in Glenview this weekend! This nest painting, based on a photo by Savannah Hagey, will be up for auction to benefit the Youth Art Fair.

Oil Painting: Ocean Sunrise

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Another painting of the sky over the ocean, inspired by a recent cruise to the Bahamas. A rainbow of early light moves through the clouds and reflects in the dark water.

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Oil Painting: Sea and Sky

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This little six inch painting is inspired by a my recent Caribbean cruise (such an amazing trip). I’d never been on a cruise before. I had been warned that when you’re at see the views are kind of boring, just sea and sky, but I could not get enough of looking out. The colors and light change constantly, the reflections. I hope to do some large paintings like this.

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Plein air oil painting: Memorial Morning

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10 by 8 inches, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson
10 by 8 inches, oil on hardboard, ©Deb Anderson

Got up early to paint the sunrise on this beautiful morning. I went up to the lake in the Glen and made two false starts facing east. Lovely sky and reflections in the water, but I couldn’t get anything working together. Wiped the board off in frustration, twice. Then I turned around and faced the old air traffic tower, preserved from the days when this area was a naval air base. I had better luck and more fun with this third try. Seems appropriate on this Memorial Day weekend to be remembering all the people who worked and trained here.

I’ve been enjoying Roos Schuring’s recent videos on eight problems painters face and how to fix them. Great videos. She has lovely sunrise paintings, too.

Oil Painting: Cygnus, the Swan

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8 inches square, oil on hardboard
8 inches square, oil on hardboard

And here is another stellar bird in flight: Cygnus this time.

From Stardate.org:

The brightest stars of Cygnus form a cross, so the swan is also known as the Northern Cross. Find it soaring high overhead during late summer evenings.

The constellation’s brightest star is Deneb. Although it lies about 1,500 light-years from Earth, Deneb shines brightly in our night sky because it’s a white supergiant — a star that’s much larger, hotter, and brighter than the Sun. Deneb is the northeastern point of a star pattern called the Summer Triangle.

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Oil Painting of a Streetlight at Sunset

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12 by 9 inches, oil on hardboard
12 by 9 inches, oil on hardboard

The sun is setting, the streetlight is just about to come on. Dusk in the burbs. I don’t do a lot of my painting outdoors at the moment, but I tried to paint this quickly and broadly, as if I were outside in changing light. Someday I hope to get out there more often, on frequent painting/traveling trips. I love this new Roos Schuring painting of sunrise over snow. Look at that thick paint!