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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.

I am mostly retired now and have considerably more time to devote to painting. Working in both oil and watercolor gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.

Larry Hamilton
July 2013.

 

Michigan Home in Winter by Larry Hamilton

 

Little Studio - Montana by Larry Hamilton

 

Docked at Haines Alaska by Larry Hamilton

 

Snow on Montana Mountains by Larry Hamilton

 

Fall Reflections by Larry Hamilton

 

Still Life by Larry Hamilton

 

Dogwood and Lavender Forest by Larry Hamilton

 

Early Snow by Larry Hamilton

 

New England Boat Dock by Larry Hamilton

 

Amaryllis by Larry Hamilton

 

Montana Trail by Larry Hamilton

 

Chrysanthemums by Larry Hamilton

 

Carnations - 1 by Larry Hamilton

 

Dandelions -1 by Larry Hamilton

 

Fantasy Bouquet by Larry Hamilton

 

Still Life - 2 by Larry Hamilton

 

House In the Woods by Larry Hamilton

 

Montana Stream II by Larry Hamilton

 

Pumpkins for Thanksgiving by Larry Hamilton

 

Still Life January 2012 by Larry Hamilton

 

Montana Stream I by Larry Hamilton

 

Head Study of Faith by Larry Hamilton

 

Peaceful Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Montana Hiking Trail by Larry Hamilton

 

New England Cottage by Larry Hamilton

 

Sedona - Oak Creek Canyon by Larry Hamilton

 

Country Bridge by Larry Hamilton

 

Florida Cypress by Larry Hamilton

 

Freezing Waterfall by Larry Hamilton

 

Ready for Winter by Larry Hamilton

 

Northview Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Before the Crash by Larry Hamilton

 

Yosemite Falls by Larry Hamilton

 

Mount Hood - Opus 2 by Larry Hamilton

 

Plaquemines Parish Louisiana Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Line and Wash Study of Timberhill Ranch Cabin by Larry Hamilton

 

Timberhill Ranch Cabin by Larry Hamilton

 

Coastal Lighthouse by Larry Hamilton

 

Brugge Belgium Canal by Larry Hamilton

 

Oval Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Wales Country Cottage by Larry Hamilton

 

Puppy by Larry Hamilton

 

Mountain Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Mount Hood Oregon by Larry Hamilton

 

Lighthouse Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Peaceful Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Seascape Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Fishing Cabin at Sunrise by Larry Hamilton