Tuesday, March 31, 2015
3 . 31 . 2015 ... Wanted to work up a nice little sepia toned graphite sketch using Derivan liquid graphite and a spattering of a mixture of yellow ochre/raw umber watercolor. This is the result from this morning in my studio... an 8" x 11" ...had it finished in under an hour minus a little drying time.... pretty quick work time with the Derivan, painting straight from the bottle and putting it to paper.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Titled "East of Lewiston"... it is of the mountains of southern Idaho. I used some artistic license on the trees in the middle ground... by making them appear to be groups of aspens against the mountain range...
This painting is titled "High Mountain Autumn" .. Another painting that is available as a signed print. Again, if interested, email me at email@example.com or use my web page.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
3 . 21 2015 ...Watercolor 8" x 11" .... Went back to the old photo file for a redo of a painting that I had done this past summer ...This one is slightly larger though.... This painting is being framed at the gallery and will be shown at a later date on this blog...
This painting is also available in a giclee' print .... refer to my web page.
Friday, March 20, 2015
3 . 20 . 2015 ... A watercolor from this morning. Sometimes (probably more like often), I get up in the very early morning hours and go into my studio and just paint.... Something I enjoy doing. Here is a watercolor where I put down a heavy background color and then scrubbed it out to tone the paper ... let it dry and then painted the forest edge into it.. I was initially planning on adding some interest to the right side of the painting as you can see from the pencil lines, but I'm not for sure I want to do that... I think I like it the way it is. I'm wondering if adding something to the right side might take away from the interest of the stand of trees on the left side of the painting. I even left some of the pencil lines on the right side to give a slight hint of trees. Sometimes a few loose marks can change the feeling of a painting.
This painting is available in a giclee' print..... refer to my webpage.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
During that history tour of our home, the historical society said we had over 500 people thru the front doors on that day.... I know we had a very interesting and fun day meeting so many different people....
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
3 . 1 . 2015 ... Reworked a few of my rough sketches from a sketch book into a more finished piece of work. Thought I might try the liquid graphite and watercolor/pastel to redo some of the sketches I have. Taped off 300# arches rough paper into the desired dimensions to get a nice cleaned-up look... The sketches here were posted earlier in this blog.