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33X21 Pen and Ink Study hit with Water Color Wash & Acrylics on Arches 140#
Water Color Paper: Maybe 1 hour with a very unforgiving medium as the evening fog rolled in and frostbite set in. I used a natural sea sponge in the sky. I may try this later as I have a ton of photos. What a neat place on the edge of Nova Scotia

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 Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Nice use of all the mediums. I sometimes like to do a watercolour and then use acrylics white and black to do the highlights and shadows only. Beautiful work Randy.

  • Thanks, it was just too damn cold to continue after the fog rolled in. My Ca. blood is very thin. I think I’ll go back in the morning and try again. I love your golf course afternoon light. Made me wonder why I’m still working real estate.

    – Randy Sprout

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 5 years ago

    This is beautiful Randy!
    Congratulations on your feature in Impressionist Art

  • Thanks for the feature Sharon.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 5 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature Randy. This is a lovely piece of artwork, especially the sky.

  • Thanks, Lynda. I was so cold after the fog rolled in I just had to stop. Maybe that is why it has some immediacy behind it. Anyway, it’s just a quick sketch. When I get back to sunny CA, I have tons of pictures of this place to paint.

    – Randy Sprout

  • Mitch Labuda
    Mitch Labudaover 5 years ago

    Scenes of Peggy’s Cove were/are an inspiration, many years ago, This piece shows why it is such an inspiration.

  • Randy Sprout
    Randy Sproutover 5 years ago

    Thanks MLabuda. Yup there is a painting here at every turn. Like shooting fish in a barrel.

  • Cathy Amendola
    Cathy Amendolaover 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS, on the feature…. Randy!!!!! it must be your location that gives to such a natural feel for the Seascapes!!! Beautiful..!
    Cathy

  • Thanks Cathy, and no eyes. Hah!

    – Randy Sprout

  • E.R. Bazor
    E.R. Bazorover 5 years ago


    Love it!

  • Thanks ER

    – Randy Sprout

  • Colin Cartwright
    Colin Cartwrightover 5 years ago

    Excellent mixed media work here, Randy.
    Conveying a nice essence of the harbour scene.
    Watercolour is such hard work – (but satisfying when it behaves!), isn’t it?

  • Thanks Colin and I can’t get it to work nearly like you can. It’s realy a struggle for me compared to my trusted acrylics, where if I don’t like something, one brush stroke and it’s gone.

    – Randy Sprout

  • BleuRaven
    BleuRavenover 5 years ago

    beautiful work and composition ~ love the softness and colours
    congratulations on your features !

  • Thanks Karon, I really loved the Montana Winter Morning of yours, even the proportions of the sky were Montana.

    – Randy Sprout

  • GEORGE SANDERSON
    GEORGE SANDERSONover 5 years ago

    Brilliant artwork Randy,
    l often use mixed mediums, my freind Brian Towers always says" if it works why not use it" !!!

  • Thanks George, it was more a matter of frustration and cold with my water colors just not getting the job done.

    – Randy Sprout

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