Thursday, December 27, 2012

Out to Pasture

This is an old farm tractor painted on a heavily gessoed canvas. It still needs to be refined but I'm thinking that I shouldn't over do the refining. It almost looks good as it is. Ahh . . . to refine or not refine . . . that is the question!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wet-On-Wet Watercolor

These are some aquatic creatures I water colored last spring of 2012. Parts of them were painted wet-on-wet to give an extra sense of depth of surface smoothness. Wet-on-wet can be a scary way to paint, but with practice, less so and oh so, so worth it! If you belong to a water color group, and would like to hire me to teach a wet-on-wet water color workshop, please let me know. I am booking for the summer of 2013 and 2014. My studio phone is 916-737-2311 in California, USA. By-the-way --- HAPPY NEW 2013!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

D Oldham Neath - a watercolor portrait

This is a 16 by 22 inch watercolor I just completed of D Oldham Neath, a prominent art gallery owner here in Sacramento. She commissioned me to do her portrait, and I will be doing another one of her tomorrow during an interview and video shoot with Rob Stewart, a PBS (Public Broadcasting System) television personality.  The interview will be part of a series about local and national artists. I'll get more details on all this tomorrow after the shoot and will be getting another post out on this blog and my Facebook page soon. I am interested, dear readers, what you think about this first watercolor. Thank you!