Monday, October 05, 2015
Here's a watercolor I recently finished of a blue jay looking out over a field. A few of the techniques used in this painting are flat and variegated washes, spattering, layering, and negative painting. Much of the beauty of watercolor is in the unpredictability of exact outcomes. This unpredictability is also the greatest challenge to creating a successful watercolor painting. It helps to learn and practice, practice, practice some fun techniques. I teach watercolor classes at my Home Studio and at Pasco Hernando State College
Monday, September 07, 2015
I painted this mostly en plein air at Howard Park, Tarpon Springs, FL. I went to the same location for two weeks to work on it. The three little ibis(es?) came along while I was painting the scene so I quickly sketched them and also took a photo. It's hard to paint wildlife that are moving right along! Later in my studio I added the birds and some finishing touches. I'm happy with the way I caught the light and shade. This painting is currently on view at the Downtown Gallery, New Port Richey FL.
Sunday, February 01, 2015
I've been nominated for the Artist's Challenge of posting 3 paintings a day for 5 consecutive days, by Jana Withers. This is my first day but I've been having some issues with my computer so I'm hoping I can get these posted before the day is over. So here goes ... I'm starting with three earlier plein air paintings, a watercolor - Green Key Palms, an oil - Kayaks on the Causeway, and a pastel - Honeymoon Path.