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

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016


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

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


8 . 3 . 2016  ... Watercolor from a few years ago.  This one is on gesso'd, and then sand textured #300 weight Arches' rough paper.

8 . 3 . 2016   Watercolor mounted in a 16" x 20" frame.   Set this one as a floater into a larger and thicker off-white mat.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


         7 . 30 . 2016   ... Small Watercolor  6 1/2" x 6 1/2"  ..... matted and framed

7 . 30 . 2016  ... Watercolor and sepia toned liquid graphite on gesso'd #300 Arches' paper matted and framed

Friday, July 29, 2016


7 . 29 . 2016   ... Watercolor and Liquid Graphite ....  Abstract landscape on a piece of gesso'd #300 Arches rough paper that I had just lying around at the time.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


7 . 26 . 2016 .... Watercolor


7 . 26 . 2016   ...   Watercolor  6 1/2" x 12"   .... doing some more experimenting with texture medium and then cold wax medium as a finish ....

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


7 . 20 . 2016   ... Watercolor ... Studio work.  10 1/2" x 14 1/2"  ... Something that I enjoy doing is taking ground level landscape photos and then using them as a reference for some of my paintings.  This painting is from one of those reference photos...   This particular painting is 95 % watercolor and liquid graphite with acrylic paint in a few spots...  It's also had several coats of cold wax medium applied to it as a final treatment before securing it down to another half sheet of #400 weight watercolor paper using heavy gel medium....   Yes! it's a process ... But I like the final outcome.  It will be matted in a heavy mat as a floater and then framed...
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Monday, July 18, 2016


7 . 18 . 2016    Repost of an old painting that I did when I lived in Virginia ... Came across this old church as a friend and I were traveling an old gravel backroad there,  looking for a fishing spot.  Painted just the steeple part of that interesting building.....
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Sunday, July 3, 2016




7 . 3 . 2016   ... Derivan Liquid Graphite, Pastel, and Watercolor ... 8 1/2" x 11 1/2" on Arches' #400 rough paper

Thursday, June 30, 2016




6 . 29 . 2016   ... Watercolor ...  Titled: "Forecast: Snow Flurries" 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016



6 . 29 . 2016    Watercolor demo using 3 colors and a good amount of Windsor Newton Texture Medium ...  interesting textural patterns achieved by using the medium...
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Monday, June 27, 2016


                                                 6 . 26 . 2016 ....  Small watercolor 5" x 12"
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016



                                6 . 22 . 2016   ... Watercolor, matted and framed to 16" x 20"

Friday, June 17, 2016




6 . 16 . 2016  ... Very small 4" x 9" watercolor in which I used a lot of spattering of texture medium straight out off the bottle while the paint was still wet. ... just a quick little experimental sketch .....
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Monday, June 13, 2016

Saturday, June 11, 2016



6 . 11 . 2016   Photos of northern Utah from a few months back when we were still in the winter season...  25 miles from my home.   I have these mountains to the west of me and another range to the east of me...

Sunday, June 5, 2016


6 . 5 . 2016   A small watercolor from an area directly west of Spring City, Utah ...  we went down there for the historic homes tour....

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016


5 . 23 . 2016   Watercolor on #400 weight Arches' rough paper.  On this painting I cut off all the excess paper leaving just the 9 1/2" x 13" image, and then secured it to another sheet of heavy watercolor paper using heavy gel medium.  The gel medium works really well in holding the painting down without any lifting.  Next is to mount it into a 1/4" thick mat.  Sometimes I like to have the mat opening larger so that the painting floats in the opening with a 1/2" spacing around the edges....  I don't finish all my work in this fashion though and will often just do the standard double mats.  The finished matted painting will be similar to the ones pictured in the below blog entries..


Tuesday, May 10, 2016



                                5. 10 . 2016 .... Watercolor 9" x 12" in a 4" white mat...



                5 . 10 . 2016   ... Watercolor 8 1/2" x 12" in a 4" mat....  shown with and without mat.
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Saturday, May 7, 2016






              5 . 7 . 2016   Watercolors   ... All 3 paintings are around 9" x 9" in 3 1/2" mats...

Friday, May 6, 2016


5 . 6 . 2016  .. Small watercolors  in a 2 1/4" mats.
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5 . 6 . 2016   Watercolor 10" x 13"

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    5 . 6 . 2016   My work spaces are beginning to fill up ....  I need to do some sorting or more selling...