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

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

















 5 . 5 . 2016 .... Small Watercolors      4 3/4" x 6 1/4"  in 3 1/2" off-white mats




5 . 4 . 2016  ... Small Watercolors ... 6" x 8" in a 3" off-white "V" cute mat.

Monday, May 2, 2016


5 . 2 . 2016  ...  This is a watercolor that I did last year that I finally got matted into a 4" wide white "1/4" thick "fat mat" ....  Prints are available of this watercolor and others as well that's shown on my web page.  Overall size of the matted painting is 17 1/2" x 22 1/4"