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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

 

Lighthouse Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Peaceful Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Seascape Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Fishing Cabin at Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Irish Cottage by Larry Hamilton

 

Auburn Forest by Larry Hamilton

 

Misty Morning by Larry Hamilton

 

Fall in the Mountains by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter In Three Colors by Larry Hamilton

 

Along Canyon Drive Paradise Montana by Larry Hamilton

 

Misty River by Larry Hamilton

 

Snowbound Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Spring Morning by the Lake by Larry Hamilton

 

Quiet Bay by Larry Hamilton

 

Sunset by the Lake by Larry Hamilton

 

Wooded Stream by Larry Hamilton

 

Lonely Bay by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter Forest by Larry Hamilton

 

Cold Morning Sunrise by Larry Hamilton

 

Grand Mountain by Larry Hamilton

 

Water Sunset Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Snowy Landscape Scene by Larry Hamilton

 

Taos Adobe by Larry Hamilton

 

Point Betsie Lighthouse Michigan by Larry Hamilton

 

Point Aux Barques Lighthouse - Port Hope MI by Larry Hamilton

 

Fort Gratiot Lighthouse Michigan by Larry Hamilton

 

Lake Ransom by Larry Hamilton

 

Near Two Medicine Montana by Larry Hamilton

 

Alaska Inside Passage by Larry Hamilton

 

Cotswolds Town Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Cotswolds Town Center by Larry Hamilton

 

Cotswolds England Church by Larry Hamilton

 

Wales Country House by Larry Hamilton

 

California Coast by Larry Hamilton

 

Impression of Flowers by Larry Hamilton

 

Mountain Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Montana Canyon by Larry Hamilton

 

Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Maine by Larry Hamilton

 

Forest Study by Larry Hamilton

 

Polebridge MT Cabin by Larry Hamilton

 

Misty Morning by Larry Hamilton

 

Chief Joseph Ranch Montana by Larry Hamilton

 

Lonely Sunset by Larry Hamilton

 

Mountain River by Larry Hamilton

 

Winter in Three Colors by Larry Hamilton

 

Covered Bridge Study by Larry Hamilton