Sunday, June 29, 2008

Clay Pots and Roses

This is the way I think watercolor is the most fun.
Fast, expressive brush strokes and colors mixing together
on the fly.  Has just enough expression of the subject
to make it recognizable but yet leave enough of the subject
understated so that the viewer can use there imagination
to fill in the blanks.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Surprise: Pastel from a watercolorist

I bit of a surprise, I occasionally us pastel when
not in a watercolor mood.  This subject was from
a bright sunny fall day.  I was cleaning up in the back yard
and noticed this old crate I had tossed in my junk pile.
There were also some bruised apples that had fallen off one
of our apples trees.  There is also a grapevine that trails along
the fence.  The old light bulb turned on and I decided to create a
junk pile still like.  My first attempt was this loose and rapidly
drawn piece.  I decided to see what you all think.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Impatients/Abstract Impressionism

For me this is the way watercolor should be.
Colors flowing into each other, compliments side by side
and loose quick brushstrokes.  I think the
vignette adds even more character to this style.
What do you think?
This was done on Arches 140# Cold Press
watercolor paper.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tomatoes on the Counter

From the road side stand to the kitchen counter.
Fresh tomatoes for salads and BLT's
Love em.  Also liked the way the sun spilled
through the window at the cottage.
@12 x  15" on Arches Hot Press #140

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Beach Umbrellas

This was a very hot sun on Lake Michigan sometime
ago.  I was drawn by the light on the people and 
the color of the water.  The water is painted somewhat
graphically and the figures are more realistic.
This painting is sold, but I still like the image.
Size @ 12" x  18" on cold press 140#
Arches watercolor paper.