Thursday, December 1, 2016


                 12 . 1 . 2016 ... Small watercolor  ... 6" x 10" in a 3" off-white 8 ply mat ...



12 . 1 . 2016  ...  Watercolor on Kadi paper ...  In my city, we have several streets lined with these large trees.  An interesting tree  ... the London Plane Sycamore.


          12 . 1 . 2016  ... Watercolor on Kadi paper

Sunday, November 20, 2016



11 . 20 . 2016 ...  Watercolor  ... size is a 12 1/2" x 14 1/2" matted at 3 1/2" and framed.  Titled "Weathered Green"

Saturday, November 19, 2016



11 . 19 . 2019  ... Started matting some of my studio sketches by cropping an 1/8" of the rough edges off and using gel medium to secure them to another small sheet of watercolor paper .... then mounting them as a floating painting in an off-white mat.  This one ended up being 6 1/2" square with a 3 1/2" mat .

Tuesday, November 15, 2016




11 . 15 . 2016  ...  In the next day or so we'll finally get some wet weather (snow).  We've set a record here in Utah for the most consecutive days without a freeze...March to November.  Today I'm in my studio painting.  Using Shadow Green (Holbein), Raw Umber, Cobalt Blue, Verditer Blue (Holbein), and a bit of Yellow Ochre  ... Putting the colors down heavy, letting dry some and then pulling color up.... trying to build up a somewhat interesting high-mountain winter composition without a reference.  Not for sure it's all that framable, but interesting to build ....  I'll call this one "Mountain Greys"
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Monday, November 14, 2016


11 . 14 . 2016  ... Small watercolor 6" x 8" in a 3" off-white "v cut" mat ... Used the 1000 gsm Kadi paper on this one.  In the actual painting you can see the striations of the weave or press in the texture of the paper.  This heavy irregular textured paper allows me to get some nice variations of color movement/runs.
This is one of two that I'm taking to the Annual Petite Impressions Showing in Ogden....
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Thursday, November 3, 2016



11 . 3 . 2016  ...  Used 1/2 sheet of 1000 gsm rough Kadi paper ... Heavier and more textured then the #300 or #400 Arches' that I normally use....
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016


10 . 27 . 2016  ... Watercolor 12" x 13" .. but in this image the bottom inch or so was cropped out inadvertently

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


      10 . 25 . 2016    ... Watercolor sketch of an old sycamore tree ... Will finish it up and post it later..

Friday, October 21, 2016


                                         10 . 21 . 2016   Watercolor  - framed to 16" x 20"

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


      10 . 19 . 2016  This watercolor had been posted earlier, but here it is again in a 16" x 20" frame..
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Monday, October 17, 2016



    10 . 17 . 2016   .. Watercolor on quarter sheet of Kadi rough paper..  Rough... meaning 1000 GSM handmade in India.  #300 weight watercolor paper is 640 GSM, so this particular Kadi paper is some really heavy and textured stuff...... just the way I like it.
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Monday, October 3, 2016


                    10 . 3 . 2016    Watercolor and Liquid Graphite on gesso'd 300# Arches' paper

Friday, September 30, 2016


                     9 . 30 . 2016   Watercolor 8" x 14 1/2"   "Just a little distant rain storm"
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                                                 9 . 30 . 2016   ...Watercolor 18" x 20"

                                         9 . 30 . 2016 ... Watercolor on gesso'd panel

Saturday, September 24, 2016


                                      9 . 24 . 2016 .....  A wet day at Tony Grove, Utah

Thursday, September 22, 2016




                                                 9 . 22 . 2016   ... Watercolor 11" x 12"
              Decided to crop a bit from the bottom and right side before re-matting and framing.
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      9 . 22 . 2016  .. 10" x 10" Watercolor and sepia-toned liquid graphite in a triple off-white mat.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016


9 . 18 . 2016  .. A repost of a watercolor, liquid graphite, and pastel piece that I did awhile back... Heading out to the mountains soon for the colors of autumn.

                                  9 . 18 . 2016 .......  Mountain autumn.  Watercolor 12" x 14"
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Thursday, September 15, 2016


    9 . 15 . 2016   Watercolor and Pastel 12" x 16" unframed and w/o mat ...  Southern Idaho or Western Wyoming ... right near the border.  I was driving thru Star Valley Wyoming and this is an area just as I was crossing over into Idaho, so I imagine those distant mountains are in Idaho.

         9 . 15 . 2016  ..... Watercolor 9" x 13" in a 3 1/2" off-white fat mat ...  framable to 16" x 20"



Saturday, September 10, 2016

                 
                              9 . 10 . 2016  ....  Watercolor 10" x 13" then matted and framed

Wednesday, September 7, 2016



                                        9 . 7 . 2016    ... Watercolor 5" x 13 1/2" with a 3" mat
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016



                           9 . 6 . 2016   Watercolor 12" x 16"  ... Working on winter textures
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016




              8 . 31 . 2016   Small watercolor 3 3/4" x 14 3/4" matted as a floater in a 3" fat mat

Monday, August 22, 2016



                8 . 22 . 2016 ...  Watercolors.   Top painting is watercolor and liquid graphite....

                         8 . 22 . 2016 ....  Watercolor  .. Utah sky with distant mountain range

Friday, August 5, 2016


8 . 5 . 2016  ...  Watercolor and liquid graphite  ... matted with a darker mat and ready for framing (16" x 20")....