Larry Hamilton







Larry Hamilton

Larry Hamilton

Lakeland, Florida


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