Mark S Ward
  • Linn Creek, MO
  • United States

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In High Places

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Ward Apr 12, 2017. 10 Replies

Just about finished with this painting "In High Places" 36"x36" oil on canvas. I've had this idea in my mind for some years now. There are probably three or four different photo refs in this one from…Continue

The Young Conductors

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark S Ward Mar 19, 2017. 7 Replies

In this painting I spent a lot of planning time before starting. Trying to place all the elements not only for a pleasing composition, but also to lead the eye around and through the painting. I used…Continue

Study of water meets rocks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Feb 25, 2017. 2 Replies

Just finished this study of water and rocks. This piece 16x20 oil on canvas was done fairly quickly (under a day over all). It was really fun and very challenging for me, getting the wind…Continue

Summer Shade

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wenda Spooner Mar 1, 2017. 4 Replies

Just finished "Summer Shade" 16x20 oil on canvas. Painted off one of my photos of the country near where I live in central Missouri. Got a little carried away with the large tree canopy and covered…Continue

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Haven't been out in my boat in a while...

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12x16 oil on canvas
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Water Glass on Purple Fabric

"Superb job Corri! I found that still life painting isn't as easy as it looks, but you pulled this one off very well. I noticed that just that little wisp of reflective light at the bottom right of the glass really pulls the eye right in. Now…"
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How long have you been painting? Doing any kind of art?
Since I was a child
What other mediums have you used?
oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, digital painting
Are their specific things you would like to learn?
I'm always looking to learn anything and every thing I can about painting.
Where did you learn about this website?
browsing utube I saw your video and love your style of work.

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At 5:03am on December 15, 2018, Philippe JOLLIVET said…

Thanks for your invitation Mark!

At 3:23am on May 8, 2017, Gina Peckford said…
Thank you, Mark!
At 4:02pm on April 12, 2017, Wanda McDonald said…

Thanks Mark for your comment on my water mixable oil painting.  I cannot give you a comparison on regular oils and wm oils, but I think the water mixables are probably a bit stiff compared to the buttery standard oil paints. For this painting I just used water with the paint (no linseed oil) even though I have some.


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