Saturday, March 28, 2015

Color Profile

                     11X15 inch on 140lb. cold press watercolor paper with some conte added

Friday, March 27, 2015

Values trumps Colors

Unless one can master seeing and painting values, one will struggle with colors. This is why I often do mono-chromatic studies (well, sometimes almost mono-chromatic) to keep me fit and trim.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Another watercolor portrait on my watercolor table and in progress

Shaul, one of my talented art students at Sacramento City College  -  cool shades and top knot! I'm painting him on 140 cold press, 11 by 15 inches, and using left over palette paint from a previous painting. I'll post my "finish" soon.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

"I See You" -  Yesterday's selfie-in-progress was posted yesterday, and this is today's selfie finished. Whatcha think????

Monday, March 16, 2015

New "California Vibe" Watercolor in progress

Tonight, had my bluetooth headset on listening to some spirited music and grooving away on another of my "California Vibe" watercolor portraits. Not completed yet, but what's ya think so far, blog readers?????

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Well dang if the International Watercolor Society invited me to participate in their annual watercolor festival in Turkey as a Master Watercolor Demonstration Artist! Five days with all accommodations paid for! Too bad that the dates conflict with a workshop that I am contracted with in the San Francisco Bay area. I will, however have a number of my works represented in the festival catalog, and am hoping to participate maybe next year!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Want to paint in oil? Learn to paint in acrylic first! Why? The paint dries easily within a range from five to fifteen minutes. If a passage is not quite up to snuff in terms of color, value,  rendering or whatever, it can quickly be painted over without waiting a week for the paint to dry!!  Yep, learn the ropes of opaque painting and then segue to oil (if you want! - you may want to stick with acrylic like me).