11X14 Pen & Ink with Acrylics on Canvas: 2 hour challenge to capture some of the life in the Newport Back Bay. I was going to put in some canoes, but just no time left. Fortunately no bugs here in our swamps.


california, estuary, bay, newport

I am semi retired and love to travel with my 9X12 #140 Strathmore pad, my Sharpie Ultra Fine ink pen and five or six sticks of pastels or acrylics to color in my “finds” Sometimes I get real lucky and my wife Dawn will take some pictures I can use later. I seem to always be able to give some kind of sketch to my subjects or those bystanders who desperately want to give me some advice.

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 1 year ago

    Nice sparkles reflections off the water Randy and good shadowing in the landscape.

  • Thank you very much Jim, now that I have been out painting this 2 hours challenges for the last 2 days, I am going to have to stay out of this sun for awhile. LOL!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sediciabout 1 year ago

    JUNE 21st, 2013
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    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you very much for this feature Mary!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for this feature Marie!

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 1 year ago

    Very nice..

  • Thank you very much for this feature Lori!

    – Randy Sprout

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 1 year ago

    this is lovely Randy…full of life and a very happy scene…

  • Thank you very much Linda.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Andrew S
    Andrew Sabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you very much for this feature Andrew.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Niki Hilsabeck
    Niki Hilsabeck12 months ago

  • Thanks fo rthis feature Niki!

    – Randy Sprout

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