Wednesday, December 23, 2015
One of my watercolor portrait using a more "natural" color palette. Not my California Vibe style, but it is bright and cheerful. Painted on 140lb. cold press, rough watercolor paper, full sheet.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Top watercolor portrait is a preliminary study painted on a 12 by 16 inch sheet of 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. The final portrait was painted on a 22 by 30 inch sheet of 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. Painting studies helps to familiarize yourself with your subject in terms of value shapes and what your color choices will be. This process really helps when one is working in watercolor! Notice my expressive use of not only color but brush strokes (especially in the hair). Watercolor rocks!!! By the way, this is a good example of my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture style that I teach both in California and across the country.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This is my first entry into the international American Watercolor Society show. Think it has a chance for being judged in?
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Same image as previous post but in acrylic
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All mediums have a painting logic and ESPECIALLY WATERCOLOR
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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Three recent watercolor portraits
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Wet-On-Wet Watercolor Portrait
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Monday, August 31, 2015
California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture in the Heart of Silicon Valley
Last week I was in Cupertino, California (in the heart of Silicon Valley) giving one of my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture demonstrations for the Cupertino Fine Arts League. In the first photo, I am showing the audience a quarter sheet selfie that was exhibited in the first International Watermedia Exhibition in Bangkok, Thailand last year. The second photo shows me power spritzing the start of the CA Vibe self portrait that I had started. After an hour or so of painting and fielding a lot of questions, this is as far as I got. The audience gave me a good round of applause and figured that I had completed the watercolor. I went back to my hotel room to evaluate it after the demo and said "it ain't done". The following day, back at my studio in Sacramento, I spent about another half hour or there-abouts to bring my selfie to completion. Remember dear readers, if you want me to conduct one of my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture workshops in your neck of the woods, please contact me for details.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Swipe on blue and finish portrait
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Wednesday, August 5, 2015
"Musico Mexicano" Watercolor Step-By-Step
Watercolored recently on a sheet of 11 by 15 inch, 140lb., cold press watercolor paper. An example of my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture technique. I teach three, four, and five day workshops both here in California and out-of-state. This coming October 12 to 15, I will be conducting my California Vibe Watercolor Portraiture workshop for the Dixie Watercolor Society in St. George, Utah. I welcome inquires about scheduling my workshop from any and all art groups.
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Saturday, July 18, 2015
Local PBS Telivision personality Rob Stewart (Rob On The Road show)
Watercolor portrait painted on a half sheet of Saunder's 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper. About four hours of hard (but challenging and fun!) work.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Another of my recent step-by-step California Vibe watercolor portraits. Painted on a quarter sheet of 140 lb. cold press paper.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Demonstration and Workshop for the Western Society of Artists
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