Saturday, November 24, 2007


22" x 30" watercolor on 140# cold pressed Arches
This is a full sheet abstract I've started for a friend. Will tweak as necessary to match the decor and wall color in her home. Stay tuned for the finished work.
11/30/07 - Update: My friend said she likes this one as is, so this is the way it will stay. I'm very happy she likes it!Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tree Study

6" x 6" watercolor on Strathmore paper.
This was a study of negative painting techniques. Notice how the
foliage seems to be 'carved' out of the dark background shape. Likewise,
the white tree trunk seems to pop out of the darker background. Negative
painting is very fun to do in watercolor -- it does take some practice.Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 05, 2007

Chasing the Sun

9" x 12" watercolor on 90 lb. cold press Fabriano paper
An imaginary flight over the Pacific Ocean following the setting sun.
This one came out darker than I would have liked. I over-worked it. That is the risk that all painters take by continuing after a statement has been made. Learning when to stop "fiddling" is much easier said than done!Posted by Picasa

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Cliffs at Dawn

30" x 22" watercolor on 140lb. Hot Press Arches paper
This actually started out as something else in mind, but the painting evolved kind of on its own. I really enjoy working on smooth, hot press watercolor paper. It really takes washes well and when you work full-size, you can use large flat brushes (2" and better).Posted by Picasa