Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Another window study

I think the composition in this ine is way better than on my previous post's watercolor study.

Acrylic Portrait

12 inch by 16 inch on canvas board.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Where's the road?

This weekend, I am conducting a watercolor workshop at my studio (Studio L). We will be painting this lovely window with a cascade of flowers. Of course, I always paint my workshop scenes before the workshop date so as to make sure I can demonstrate and teach with all due authority. We will be working from the reference photo you see here. Like most all painting interpretations, whether from real life or photo references, the goal is not to copy. I like to simplify and make the image painterly and let the viewers eye fill in the rest. I'll get back to my road interpretations after my three day workshop gig this coming Aug. 9 at Gig Harbor in the state of Washington and out in the Puget Sound. I am really looking forward to it! By the way, this window/floral watercolor was painted on non-stretched (I never stretch) 140 lb. cold press, Arches watercolor paper . . .  14"X18".

Thursday, July 19, 2012

RR Embankment Road at Sunset

Railroad embankment roadway at sunset was painted on 140lb. cold press, 11"X14".

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

"Straight down this country road . . . can't miss it."

Can't miss what? A quaint cottage at the end of the road, nestled amongst the forest trees with the occasional hoot of a night owl? . . . or . . .  a county dump with the rumble and clatter of diesel trucks? We are left only to guess, but one thing I am sure of is that I painted this scene on 140lb. cold press and added light embellishments with color conte crayon. The painting is 11"X14".

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This is the last painting of a road curving to the right . . . I promise you!

11"X14" watercolor on 140lb. cold press. This is a demo painting I did during my Tuesday watercolor class at my studio. I have eight very enthusiastic students.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with the First Step

11 inch by 14 inch watercolor on Arches rough 140 lb. cold press

Sundowner Road study # 2

11 inches by 14 inches on Arches 140 lb, cold press. This scene is a challenge, and I'll most likely be publishing more studies.

Into The Light

11 inch by 14 inch watercolor on 140lb. cold press Arches.

Monday, July 9, 2012

One and Two

If the first one doesn't get you, the second one may.  Drive carefully and no texting! Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press. 11 inches by 14 inches.

Bird Song before the Head On

Sometimes shit happens. Watercolor on Arches 140 lb. cold press. 11 inch by 14 inch.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sundowner Road

I'm on the road again watercoloring a series of roadscapes. This is my first one. Painted on 140 lb. arches cold press paper. 14 inches by 18 inches