Painting of the Frog Pond, Boston

Ever since I attended a session at, I’ve become hooked on painting. I dabbled with it in high school but always felt that my stuff was not good enough and an unhealthy competition with my mom, who is an artist.

Anyway, I started up again and I’m enjoying it.

I’ve been eyeing a few upcoming paintings but for one reason or another, I’m unable to make it to them, so I thought why not just do it myself here. Give it a whirl and see how it goes.

Here is the instructor’s copy and here is a series of my work, leading up to the completed piece hanging on my wall. Are there things I’d like to change, sure, but I’m just going to leave it alone and maybe do another some day, but for now, I’ll move on to the Make Way For Ducklings painting next.

Perhaps in my next house, an art studio cave for me is in order 🙂

Author: Stars Stripes and Mayonnaise

I am an American currently living in the Netherlands. I enjoy snapping photos and blogging along the way about our family’s journey as we moved from USA to the UK for a couple years then onto Ireland for three & half years and now in our next adventure in the Netherlands where the kids and are are learning Dutch. As you can probably tell by the name of the blog “Stars, Stripes & Mayonnaise” our family is half American & half Dutch and if you know one thing about the Dutch is that they LOVE their mayonnaise! I seen ’em do it man, they fuckin‘ drown ’em in it. When I started this blog way when it was to capturing memories of our family – essentially a journal of our family adventures, their love of mayonnaise, my love of photography, D.I.Y., crafting, sea glass hunting and exploring with our two amazing kids.

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