This painting of chickens on a bench is one of two such painting I have done this year. The second one was given to my Son and Daughter-in-Law as a house warming and Christmas present. This form of semi-abstract work is very popular now-days. I plan to paint more painting in this style in the coming year.
Saturday, December 03, 2005
First, you attend a watercolor card workshop. Then, you paint a watercolor painting of a winter scene. A little trick of using Corel Paint to change the watercolor to a woodblock print produces the card seen here. Just mount it to a card blank and send it to your friends and relatives. Merry Christmas, again.
Monday, October 24, 2005
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Friday, August 05, 2005
Friday, July 22, 2005
Plein air painting is great fun and about the best way I know to improve your painting skills. David Cook, a great watercolorist and my painting buddy, and I paint out each wednesday. The watercolor shown here was painted at Two Rivers Park in Pulaski County, Arkansas near the Arkansas River and Little Rock.
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Sunday, July 03, 2005
Saturday, June 04, 2005
The painting Il Colosso...Roma was taken from a photograph I took while in Rome. I only had six hours so I selected the colosseum as the one site I wanted to visit. The painting is based on a drawing done from the photograph with color added in water based oil paint. The final touch to the design was the addition of a glaze of transparent red in oil paint. The painting was developed in several glazes with a final glaze of liquin by Winsor and Newton, try it, it produces a very effective glaze over your painting.
Friday, June 03, 2005
The photograph shown here was taken in Santa Fe, New Mexico during the time I spent in a watercolor painting workshop at the Ghost Ranch. My wife and I took a walking tour of Santa Fe gardens-they have gardens but little water to support then-during the heat of the day. I took many photos of the Santa Fe neighborhood we toured and was pleasantly surprised to find the mail box photo shown here in the batch I processed. I plan to submit the photo to The Artist in the Forest Art show in August. Maybe I will win a prize, hope so!
Tuesday, May 31, 2005
Logan's Landing is a watercolor painting done from an oil painting by Robert Henry Logan (1874-1942) titled "Rockport Fisning Shack", Circa 1910. My goal, using this oil painting as a compositional guide, was to produce a loose wet-into-wet watercolor painting. The watercolor is not a copy of Logan's original oil painting