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Larry Hamilton

Larry Hamilton

Lakeland, Florida

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My interest in fine art goes back many years to a couple of basic oil painting class I took in Crown Point, Indiana, in 1976. I became very interested in oils, created many paintings, sold a few, but gave most away as gifts to family and friends.

Because of increasing job responsibilities, and the need to get an advanced degree, I slowed down and even stopped painting for many years. In 1994, my interest in oils was rekindled after viewing some PBS television broadcasts of a well-known painter named Bob Ross. The technique he used and tools were much simpler and faster than what I remembered about oil painting many years ago, so I took up the methods and style of Bob Ross to see how they worked. Bob Ross had an untimely death in 1995 but his work and PBS television shows live on. All of the tools and paints he invented are widely available through many art dealers. I currently am teaching the Bob Ross style to many of my neighbors in our local community and have a group of beginning artists who enjoy the activity and process of creating something beautiful from a white piece of canvas in about four hours.

In 1995 my interest in watercolors developed, primarily because the medium was less toxic and easier to clean up and use. However watercolor painting is much tougher to control and is less forgiving than oils. I began by attending a watercolor workshop with a well-known watercolor painter named Tony Couch. His focus on design and creating 'symbols' in watercolor got me hooked on this medium. I really like the look of his water colors. His style is to paint wet-into wet, which is also difficult to control, but some of the effects are fantastic.

I have continued my watercolor training with other well know watercolor artists, Tom Lynch, Tony van Hasselt, Ron Ranson and have even taken a second and third workshop with Tony Couch. Most recently I have been learning the style of Sterling Edwards, a very successful artist and teacher from North Carolina.

In 2011 I started teaching a basic watercolor class to members of our community using the techniques of Tony Couch. I have been given the rights to use all the paintings from one of Tony�s out-of-print books as the basis for the class, so now I have a growing number of watercolor artists who are enjoying this medium as well.

In 2012 I started my own You Tube Painting Channel to share my painting techniques and style through free, full-length videos of my painting process. As of this date I have over 100 free videos on my channel and have over 25,000 subscribers.

I am currently a life member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and a member of the Lakeland Art Guild , The Florida Watercolor Society and The American Impressionists Society.

Please enjoy my paintings and give me some feedback on what you think.

Larry Hamilton
November 2017

 

Wild Goose Island by Larry Hamilton

 

Stream and Bridge by Larry Hamilton

 

Watermelon and Plums - Still Life by Larry Hamilton

 

Monument Valley by Larry Hamilton

 

Tuscan Cottage by Larry Hamilton

 

Pear and Grapes Still Life by Larry Hamilton

 

Orange and Grapes Still Life by Larry Hamilton

 

Goose Island Glacier National Park by Larry Hamilton

 

Calypso Cascade Falls by Larry Hamilton

 

Pitcher and Pears by Larry Hamilton

 

Monument Valley by Larry Hamilton

 

Tea Time - Still Life by Larry Hamilton

 

Snowy Indiana Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Woods by the Reservoir by Larry Hamilton

 

Oregon Seascape by Larry Hamilton

 

Birch Trees by Larry Hamilton

 

Foggy Morning by Larry Hamilton

 

Still Life 4 by Larry Hamilton

 

Vase of Flowers by Larry Hamilton

 

Indiana Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Early Fall by Larry Hamilton

 

Woods by the Lake by Larry Hamilton

 

New England Seascape by Larry Hamilton

 

Cades Cove by Larry Hamilton

 

Florida Azalea by Larry Hamilton

 

Lazy Shapes by Larry Hamilton

 

Near Yosemite by Larry Hamilton

 

Tetons Fishing by Larry Hamilton

 

Running Eagle Falls by Larry Hamilton

 

Grand Teton View by Larry Hamilton

 

Big Wave Coming by Larry Hamilton

 

Country Church in Winter by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter Reflections by Larry Hamilton

 

Cottage Courtyard by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter Landscape by Larry Hamilton

 

Rob's Azalia by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter Country Bridge by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter on the Farm by Larry Hamilton

 

Auburn Brilliance by Larry Hamilton

 

Hard Rock Falls by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter Morning by Larry Hamilton

 

California Mission by Larry Hamilton

 

Peggys Cove - Nova Scotia by Larry Hamilton

 

Colorado Morning by Larry Hamilton

 

Barns and Shadows by Larry Hamilton

 

Marsh Harbor by Larry Hamilton

 

Georgian Bay Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

The Rose by Larry Hamilton