Still working on finishing up the main colors in the body of this magnificent bird. I’m also working on getting the roundness of it’s body shape in place. And there are some drawing issues I need to work out. Pulled in a few colors from the bird into the background. Will likely next tackle more… Continue reading Great Blue Heron: Day 2
I’m delighted to announce that my beloved Raccoon painting has found a new home! She sold at the RAL Art Center today to a new-to-me patron. Since I took her photo last Spring, she has begun bringing around her four cubs (I think they are called cubs and not pups). So I hope to get… Continue reading Raccoon Painting Re-homed
Here are all the progress shots.
Colonial Beach, Virginia is northwest of where I live. It’s about an hour’s drive from Burgess, VA. This year they are holding the First Annual Osprey Festival April 12-14, 2019 to celebrate the return of the Osprey. I was invited to submit some of my bird paintings for an art show being hosted at one… Continue reading Osprey Festival
I may be in trouble here. I’m really enjoying painting in watercolor! Yikes! Of course, I’m justifying this. John Singer Sargent, one of my major heroes when it comes to painting and art, worked in a variety of mediums including oils, pencils, pen and ink and watercolor. So, why not emulate one of the greats?… Continue reading New Watercolor Painting
We have just one more class with Doug Mock for the Beginner’s Watercolor at RAL Art Center. I jumped ahead and for the most part completed the painting for which Doug provided a photo. Having got ahead, I ended up forgetting about the color map and planning notes and ended up with a fairly jumbled… Continue reading More Fun with Watercolor
I’m still working on the next painting in my roadway series. I don’t know at what point I realized I had a theme going, but there it is… So here is the reference photo. I took this photo a few years ago on my phone while taking a short cut from one main road to… Continue reading Working through a painting
I think I have finished the watercolor painting of the pots. I took the photo a couple of years ago when I found a pile of terracotta pots under the deck of the house we currently live in. The photo just sort of lived in my collection of reference photos to be used in something… Continue reading Pots