Friday, July 31, 2015







7 . 31 . 2015   .... Watercolor and Ink ... Fallen tree and distant mountain forest...

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


7 . 23 . 2015   ..Liquid graphite and watercolor on toned 300# Arches' cold press rough paper.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015






7 . 22 . 2015 ... Finished .. matted and ready for framing.  Ended up being an 8" x 13" and then put in this 3 1/2" off-white triple mat.


Sunday, July 19, 2015


7 . 19 . 2015   ... A watercolor from November of last year of southern Idaho.  I had photographed and painted this location on several other occasions ..

In 2014,  I posted this similar one (below), that I had painted the year before in my studio on a gesso'd masonite panel.  A mixed medium piece with oil pastel
Here you can compare the paintings...  each one painted a little differently, at a different time, when I was seeing the scene from a slightly different perspective.


Thursday, July 16, 2015


A small watercolor 6 1/2' x 6 1/2"  .. posted on my webpage for sale.  This one is matted and framed  Titled "Blue Spruce"

Tuesday, July 14, 2015



7 . 14 . 2015    Had a small piece of gesso'd paper left over from the previous painting.   Didn't want to waste it, so here's a quick 5 1/2" x 13" watercolor.  The thing about working on a gesso'd substrate with watercolor is that you can't let the paint dry as you move down the page unless you do it in sections... i.e....sky, middle ground, foreground.   Reminded me of that old Hoosiers movie where at the end the ass't coach said "don't get caught letting the paint dry when you run that picket fence". ... So... These are usually fast let-it-happen types of paintings...


7 . 14 . 2015   Watercolor on Gesso'd, Sand-textued #300 weight Arches' rough watercolor paper...  This is an exercise in being loose with the paint...  You have to, because it moves around and lifts up on you if you're not careful...
What I'll do next is spray it down with fixative and then maybe a satin varnish...

7 . 14 . 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015


7 . 11 . 2015   ... Liquid Graphite, Pastel, and Watercolor ...  Start with sketches and make changes as I progress


Friday, July 10, 2015

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015



7 . 2 . 2015   ....... 8" x 9" Watercolor sketch ..... Waterfall #2


Acrylic on paper  11" x 14"

"All the birds have flown up and gone; A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.  We never tire of looking at each other - only the mountain and I".  (Li Po)