A little rhododendron sketch in another Kilimanjaro paper sketchbook....that paper is growing on me... It is bright white...the sizing is not too hard and it has a good texture (cold press). I am also using more of the cooler yellows on my palette...like lemon, Winsor, hansa etc....continuing to learn and grow.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
I am so happy to announce that my painting "Little Jester" was selected for publication in North Light Books' latest watercolor competition, Splash 18: Value| Light & Dark! Available next year....looking forward to seeing it in print. On another announcement note...I will be doing a demonstration for the Vermont Watercolor Society at their annual spring meeting this Saturday the 21st of May in Killington. Also check my sidebar or website for my classes schedule for the Vermont Art Event in July.
Monday, May 9, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016
The third and final painting that will be at the Bryan Gallery show in Jeffersonville, VT opening this weekend....(details on my website) This one is titled "Knitter's Delight" (my nod to Rapper's Delight..favorite song!) and features a curious and inquisitive sheep. Original size is 15"x15".
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Bryan Memorial Gallery in Jeffersonville, VT will host a show titled “From Farm to Table” from May 6 to June 26. I will have three paintings in the show ("Vermont Vermillion" from a previous post is also exhibited). This one is titled "Choco-Latte" and is my third bovine painting to date, I do believe...
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, April 11, 2016
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
My new painting that is going to be framed and delivered along with two others for the Bryan Gallery "From Farm to Table" exhibit which runs from May 5 to June 26 in Jeffersonville VT. The other two are animals and they are not of the feathered variety! I'll post those here in the next several weeks.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Posting a photo from my sketchbook of two swans and a glimpse of my "doctored" travel palette, which consists of multiple pans (half and full) from different companies. Plus I squeezed extra pigment in empty spaces where I think a small brush would normally live. How to maximize a small color footprint!
Monday, March 28, 2016
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Monday, March 14, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
This 9x12 sketchbook bouquet was another Kilimanjaro paper experiment. After a few of these I was getting the hang of the new to me watercolor paper. Bright white and a nice textured surface...always fun to give something new a try..although tried and true is comforting we sometimes have to push ourselves to learn.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
These figure sessions I attend are mostly held in white walled rooms, but that doesn't keep me from inventing a background that wasn't there...like this deep green, which makes it look like she is a forest faerie! Plus it adds that element of complements when her skin tones and hair are on the orange spectrum...
Monday, February 22, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Here is another from my Self portrait project...this one quite appropriate for the weather! I might start another themed journal like this one soon...it is fun to work towards a goal and to fill up those blank sketchbooks that are filling up my studio, because I can't seem to stop myself from buying them any time I see them! Large, small, thick, thin, square, hard bound, fancy, plain...you get my drift...anyone else have this obsession?
Friday, February 12, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Not a watercolor today (although the under painting is wc)...but a color pencil study I did last year, when during the month of January I did a self portrait every day....simply as a challenge for myself...I varied the techniques and media used...all in one handy sketchbook...I'll post some more soon...