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I love Fall. The earthy colors, the cool crisp air, the amber and orange leaves, the smell of nutmeg, the taste of anything pumpkin... definitely my time of year.
Red Bud Barn by Haydaad
Red Bud Barn

Red Bud Barn:

7.5" x 10.5" Colored Pencil Painting

In the early spring of central Texas the wild flowers start to bloom. Besides the bluebonnets one of the most colorful flowers in my opinion are the Red Bud blooms. When the light is just right they look like they are on fire.

I love Fall. The earthy colors, the cool crisp air, the amber and orange leaves, the smell of nutmeg, the taste of anything pumpkin... definitely my time of year.


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Rob Thornton
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
I've been painting and drawing since I was a kid. I love drawing landscape and seascapes using Primacolor colored pencils. I like to challenge myself with each new artwork by drawing something I’ve never attempted before or using a new technique. Sometimes it works out well and others…well, let’s just say it was a “learning experience.” I call myself an “escape artist” because I draw pictures of places the viewer can “escape” to. If you look at my gallery you can see that common theme throughout all of my artworks.

Two other artistic hobbies are very important to me: photography and digital painting.

Taking pictures has been a passion of mine since my first photography class in high school. Though I've done a few weddings I prefer photographing nature.

As a gift, I recently received a Wacom Intruos5 graphics tablet that came with PS Elements and PS Lightroom. I have been having a lot of fun manipulating photos and learning how to use the many different PS tools. As of yet, I haven’t posted any of my digital artwork because to me they are just ‘experiments’ to learn the basics. I’ve been studying the digital artwork and tutorials of many fantastic artists here on deviantART to improve my PS skills. Hopefully, soon I will have the confidence to actually post what I’ve created thus far.

I really appreciate all those who have viewed my gallery and “faved” some of my artwork. The encouraging comments I have received have motivated me to create more artwork and expand my talents.

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BrettAZimmerman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, Rob, thanks for faving and for watching!  Cheers from Toronto, Canada.  :happybounce:  La la la la 
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evlena Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which gorgeous scenery, great job!

Many thanks for adding me to your watchlist!Heart 
Haydaad Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Elena...and you are welcome  :^)
Floreina Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the watch. =)
Haydaad Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome  :^)
Kara-Storm Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful gallery :dalove:
Haydaad Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much  :^)
Celem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch!
EccentricTeatime Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Watch, Mr. Haydaad ~ !
NWunseen Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
very grateful for your support, Rob..thank you! 
really beautiful works you do with colored pencils..nice realism with a touch of fantasy..great images to escape with :)
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