Tuesday, July 30, 2013

cluster of irises

This was a demo painting I did several years ago in a local gallery...it is a nice thing to do to engage the public and start a conversation about your art and educate people about watercolor.  I'll be doing another one sometime soon.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Artistic License

Back to my old tricks...some rooster friends....I tried to really push the colors and invent some new breeds!  Don't know too many purple/yellow feathered examples...but yes...if the light is right you can see these hues reflected in their plumage!  I just used some artistic license!

Monday, July 22, 2013


Just found out my work was accepted to some local shows.  One gallery is hosting a watercolor show titled "Living Color" (Mary Bryan Gallery in Jeffersonville) two of my paintings will be there and then there is another juried group show that will take place in Waitsfield at the Round Barn...so look for my originals, prints and cards there in September!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Tulip tumble"

Pink tulips to give us cool spring thoughts in this summer heat wave!  The leaves and stalks were created by painting the negative space...so instead of painting the actual object, I paint the area around it.  Layering and glazing and putting in these little triangles of dark darks as my last touches.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pop of Red

Wow...time flies and all of a sudden it's been a week since posting...but busy times here...show information coming in and framing other pieces and trying to stay cool etc.etc..I don't know about all you watercolorists out there, but when it's so humid I have trouble controlling the paint and the drying time is all over the board...wish my studio was climate controlled :)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Show news

I've posted my painting "The Storyteller" before when I announced he'd be published in Splash 14 (out sometime this month?...waiting patiently...!) and now I find out he's been juried in to the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's show...so he's getting around...a modern day minstrel recounting his tales in various places!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Dainty Daisies

Daisies are about to pop open around here...but the rain is certainly taking its toll...hopefully by this weekend we'll have some sunshine!  Another 7"x7" painting...painting around all the white petals and adding some neutrals for shadows...my neutrals are made using red, yellow and blue in various strengths...for interest..rather than dip into Payne's gray.