Paintings Archive 1/15

The last group of paintings I was experimenting with watercolor as an underpainting medium. It worked fairly well to a point. Once it was built up and began to lift it was no long suitable. I tried making an acrylic gouache by mixing transparent watercolor with acrylic gesso. I got a paint that felt more like watercolor off the brush but didn't lift. This is probably the best paint for underpainting that I have used. I also think I've found a new way to make panels for painting. Any time wood is used warping can be an issue. There are different ways to cope with the problem. The panel I've been experimenting with begins with a stiff foam insulation panel I get at Home Depot. I glue 1/8" hardboard to it using construction adhesive and then gesso the hardboard. The panel is light weight and totally flat. I need to experiment with it more but it has potential.


Completed Paintings

Gulf Coast, FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

21" x 28"



Nowhere in particular this will be a painting of the Gulf Coast if everything goes right.

21" x28"- Completed -



Nowhere in particular this will be a painting of the Gulf Coast if everything goes right.

Shoreline, FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

10" x 14"



A small painting of a river shoreline in the morning

10" x 14"- Completed -



A small painting of a river shoreline in the morning

3 rooker Sunset, FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

4" x 6"



One of the Miniatures I will have in the Miniature Art Society's Show in January

4" x 6"- Completed -



One of the Miniatures I will have in the Miniature Art Society's Show in January

Shoreline

4" x 6"



Another of the Miniatures

4" x 6"- Completed -



Another of the Miniatures

Beach,  FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

4" x 6"



Another of the Miniatures

4" x 6"- Completed -



Another of the Miniatures

Red Shouldered Hawk,  FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

6" x 4"



Another of the Miniatures. There was one more but I forgot to scan it.

6" x 4"- Completed -



Another of the Miniatures. There was one more but I forgot to scan it.

OtterCreek, FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

7" x 11"



I will probably be the only one to like this painting and though simple it will be tricky. I saw the reference photo and thought of the title: Breaking the Silence. I usually hate thinking up titles for paintings.

7" x 11"- Completed -



I will probably be the only one to like this painting and though simple it will be tricky. I saw the reference photo and thought of the title: Breaking the Silence. I usually hate thinking up titles for paintings.

Crystal River, FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

12" x 18"



I picked the reference for this piece because it has a lot of texture. I may regret it for the same reason. The location is Crystal River

12" x 18"- Completed -



I picked the reference for this piece because it has a lot of texture. I may regret it for the same reason. The location is Crystal River

Weeki Wachee, FL Landscape painting by Chas Rowe

12" x 18"



I picked the reference for this piece because it has a lot of texture. I may regret it for the same reason. The location is Crystal River

12" x 18"- Completed -



I've been saving the reference for this piece of the Weeki Wachee River for a time when I knew what to do with it. I think I now know, but my ideas often change when working on a painting.

Email: chasrowe.art@gmail.com