Friday, June 27, 2008

Fractured Tales

9" x 12" Watercolor on 140lb. Canson Cold Press
Another "color patching" painting using Frank Webb's neat technique. The ability for the color patches to fuse edges without merging too much is accomplished on damp, not fully wet paper. After sponging clean water on both the front and back of the paper's surface, a soft towel is rolled and used to squeeze excess water out. It is much like rolling out a pie crust or cookie dough. After this, patches of color can be applied and butted up to each other. Because the paper is damp (but not soaking wet), the edges merge slightly. A really neat effect. It does take practice to get it down, though. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Antiques & Apples

9" x 12" Watercolor on Canson 90lb. Cold Press
Table top view of some still life subjects. Lots of color, granulation, negative
painting techniques in this one. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Up on the Roof

9" x 12" Watercolor and gouache on illustration board
A rooftop cityscape in the setting sun.Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 09, 2008


9" x 12" Watercolor on Canson 140lb.
A scrubby, shrubby desert scene. This one was fun to paint and just flowed in about 20 minutes. I love it when designs and shapes just seem to flow from the brush. It feels like sheer magic!Posted by Picasa

Friday, June 06, 2008

Abstract 6_05_08

7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
Hadn't done an abstract in a very long time. I miss doing them, so I think I will give them another shot!Posted by Picasa

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Forest Rock

7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
A rock appears peaking out from the edge of a shadowy forest.Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Big Town

12" x 9" watercolor on 140lb. Arches hot press
An abstracted view of a "Big Town"!Posted by Picasa

Monday, June 02, 2008


12" x 9" watercolor on illustration board
Layering of warm and cool colors rule here. Hard, soft and lost edges and interesting shapes are the main ideas here.Posted by Picasa

Sunday, June 01, 2008

In Dry Dock

9" x 12" watercolor on 140lb. Arches hot press
A made-up harbor scene. Patch against patch sky is a wonderful technique I've learned by following Frank Webb's books and videos.Posted by Picasa