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Sailing

Oil on canvas 12 by 20 inches
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

Sailing was a big part of my childhood. My Aunt and Uncle lived on one; all our vacations involved water. Dad built a little 12 footer dinghy sailboat when my brother and I were kids that we’d sail around the lake. It was an awesome way to grow up, and I am still so thankful to my family for making it possible. Art comes from life, and my paintings are no different. Seascapes just don’t look right without a boat in the distance, and I’m grateful for that bias. May you have lots of boats in your future.

I wish you fair winds and following seas, friend.

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Strength on the Rocks

Hello lovlies, today’s painting is on two canvases in acrylic paint. This one has been in the works for the past couple of months, but it is just off the press today. I painted this one while listening to Rhiannon Giddens (she’s an amazing singer, btw. Go check her out). 

Heres another picture of the painting with a ruler to give you an idea of scale:

I am also thinking hard about the format I want this blog to take and how I want to get it there. If you have any suggestions or stuff you’d like to see, please, message me! Stay tuned for exciting things with that! And stay safe out there in this uncertain world. 

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City at Night, Revisited

So you may remember the first City at Night on here. I liked that one, but I haz skillz now so I thought I would like to come back to the concept. For reference, here is the first one, done in March of this year;

10 by 20 in acrylic on canvas
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

And here is the one I just did, in oils this time.

12 by 24 in oil on canvas
Artist Corinne Viner copyright 2017

The second one is called Stars on Earth. I still like the first, but I’m pleased to be progressing.

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Book Review: Nature Drawing and Journaling

I’ve been working my way through John Muir Laws’ John Muir laws nature drawingThe Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, and it is an excellent book. He puts a strong emphasis on learning how to observe while teaching the underlying ideas of how to put a nature journal together. I loved so many of his ideas. The downside? benefit? of this book is that it is too large to take to the field. On one hand, that’s very good because it forces me to focus on what is actually there. On the other? Sometimes I’d like to just take the book with me and doodle on site from the book. It particularly touches my heart because he has written extensively about the Sierra Nevada wilderness, which is where I’m from. It makes me just a touch homesick. You can find his blog here. I would definitely recommend you’d buy this book in physical form. A tablet or kindle would have difficulty with the layout, and you’d lose the full effect.

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First halfway successful waves painting. Watercolor, 11 x 15″ paper. Inspiration from Laws’ Book.