Painting with Tom Hoffmann, again: 2 of 3

The Marin Headlands were a challenge to paint: at once both simple in shape yet so atmospheric… and then, there was the wind!

I painted #1 and #2 in parallel.


Attempt #3 (below) was painted because I wasn’t so happy with the cliff faces in the two above. I wanted them to read more vertical, more distinct in feel from the green tops.


I promised myself I’d attempt to work in atleast one person into a piece, so I did one more very quick little study on hot press paper. Note to self: If you’re trying to work wet-in-wet, stick with cold press paper, hot press paper dries out way quicker.

Here’s my post about Day 1 of the workshop.
Tom’s website is here.

Day 3, coming up soon!


About Suhita Shirodkar

obsessive-sketcher. graphic designer.
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8 Responses to Painting with Tom Hoffmann, again: 2 of 3

  1. Laura Gilmore says:

    Beautiful work! Your palette and brush strokes definitely captured that atmospheric quality so unique to the Headlands.


  2. maylynno says:

    I love these paintings.. they could be a good idea for postcards


  3. M. L. Kappa says:

    I’m very impressed- it looks freezing out there!

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  4. nayemmahade says:

    its a good are great.


  5. Bernadette says:

    Your work and comments inspire me. I like that you thought to add a person to the painting. Difficult as it may have been on hot press, I really like the feeling of your third attempt. Sooo nice, but really all you have shared are awesome!


  6. Viktor says:

    Amazing piece of work! I wish I could make some pictures like this!


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