Friday, June 27, 2014

"How ewe?"

I've been painting sheep lately....Here is the result of one such painting session.  Their fleece is not white as snow in my watercolors, but very's been fun....and different.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

One of 295

It was fun to see my name in print in the latest issue of the English version of the French magazine "The Art of Watercolour".  I had entered the World Watercolour Competition and made it through several stages...unfortunately I didn't make the last cut of artists who will exhibit their work in France.  Still..I'm happy I was a part of this list of fellow watercolorists from across the Globe!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Three's a charm

Hello!  It's been a while since my last posting...but here I am.  Just returned from teaching a floral workshop in Southern Vermont...a great 3 days, but I'll post about that soon... Here is a triad portrait just using red, yellow and blue...alizarin crimson, aureolin and ultra blue.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

shapes vs. objects

Same image, different color palette...This one is called "the Blues".  It's amazing how much information you can put down with just a few simple "shapes".  It's better to think of the eye, nose, mouth shapes and not objects to be painted.  Sometimes a nose is defined by the shadow shape that is right next to it, or the lip is defined by the dark swath of value under it...