Tuesday, June 30, 2015
6 . 30 . 2015 .... Watercolor 9 1/4" x 13 3/4" .. A couple of days ago I did another watercolor of this same waterfall, but it was smaller painting and I decided I wanted a redo of that scene with some creative variations of course ... This is that newer version. It's not a new thing for me to paint many versions of a same scene ... I do it for the pleasure of trying to learn and grow from a painting experience ........... and of course to stay busy.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Saturday, June 27, 2015
The below painting is the final after I darkened some of the tones and reworked some of the hues and just cleaned it up a little. Whenever I work on blocks of watercolor paper and have some space left over I'll try and paint in another small painting before I pull up the tape. The one on the right is a 5" x 9" and the demo one is 9" x 9" ... You could almost push them together as one..
Friday, June 26, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
6 . 25 . 2015 ...Watercolor 9" x 13"
"We are the trees. Our dark and leafy glade bands the bright earth with softer mysteries. Beneath us changed and tamed the seasons run: In burning zones, we build against the sun long centuries of shade." Song of the Trees by Mary Colborne-Veel
Monday, June 22, 2015
Last month we received so much rain that the hills and mountains became a mixture of fresh clean greens that seemed so alive with color everywhere I looked..... I think I like most the springtime season and the very early summer, that are filled with rainy days that push the colors to my senses.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
6 . 21 . 2015 .... Watercolor ..."Springtime Aspens" 9" x 13"
"Spring drew on ... and a greeness grew over those brown beds, which freshened daily, suggested the thought that hope traversed them in the night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps.."
Saturday, June 20, 2015
" ...... I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! John Muir, July 1890
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
6 . 15 . 2015 .... Watercolor. This is a painting that I did back in the autumn of 2011. I've tried several time since then to duplicate some of the textures, that just seemed to happen in this particular painting, and have never been able to get it quite right... Sometimes I wonder if it just might have been the granulation in a particular tube of paint that I used.... but who knows... I guess I'll just chalk it up to the magic of watercolor....