A couple of years ago I participated in the Plein Air event hosted by Allure Gallery. One of the places I visited and where I ended up doing a little study was behind an old building in White Stone where I spotted an old car in the garage. My painting was horrible, but the photo… Continue reading Barn Treasure
I ordered some new watercolor supplies. I got a few Daniel Smith watercolors, a sampler set of 5×7 Crescent watercolor boards, and a set of Rhapsody Kolinsky Sable brushes. Despite the neck healing issues. It is quite the challenge to look down on a palette, but I could not resist the urge to try a… Continue reading Cardinal’s Nest
Here are all the progress shots.
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 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
In mid February I started taking a beginner’s watercolor class with Doug Mock at RAL Art Center in Kilmarnock, VA. I also started attending a yoga class twice a week at Abilities Abound in Callao, VA. Since this is mainly a blog about my art, you would think yoga has no place in this, but… Continue reading New Challenges