Had to say goodbye to my outrageous, opportunistic little Morning Glory beauties. My favorite part of summer and the last vestige of summer glory. Not so happy about it;)
Watercolor Landscape my way. I became so frustrated working traditionally with watercolor landscape, that I decided to make the experience mine and make peace with the fact that I don’t have the time/energy/interest in making it work. You can see the progression below including a quick and dirty Photoshop intervention. Still no masterpiece, but […]
Sketchbook Watercolor Pencil, White Gouache I adore the forest just before the leaves begin to turn. The greens begin to transition into varied shades. Some leaves have already fallen; brown and crunchy. As the leaves thin, vines are on display. […]
Graphite, oils Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.
I’m pushing a little farther into watercolor world with a figure + back round. While I’m not absolutely thrilled with the outcome, I’m sort of pleased that I’m getting braver with the medium. Frankly, there are still a few stumbling blocks for me. Over -noodling is certainly a problem . I sometimes don’t know when […]
Oil Study on Wood Panel I’m back to work on the Pause Series. This time I’m disclosing the […]
Big changes are taking place in the swamp. Below is a snapshot swan song for September’s swamp.
This sketch originated from another scrap of a ripped up monotype that turned on its side, happens to resemble a face and hat of a fairy tale character. The rest is improvised. I think it just might turn up again as a fully realized children’s book illustration.
Watercolor Wed. sketch-this one took a little longer due to all the hair! Of course, this is a backward progression.
Graphite Some creature study inspired by Nitzus’s photo. There was something in the eyes of this babirusa that appeared both feral and docile to me. The cat and crow are weighing in.
Sketchbook Graphite A little fashion fun:)
A fifteen minute young woman with a digital spritz to soften between the eyes, and a wee bit of extra hair on top. Couldn’t help myself.
Watercolor and gouache on tissue Lots of variation in the new sketchbook. It’s odd to see the difference in technique and mood from page to page. Kind of like the strange perspective of this little painting; the underside of an earnest little bird in flight.
Ya know how you see figures and creatures in marble, wood grains and shadows? Below is an example of a sketchbook entry where I’m actively pulling out what I see, in an effort to allow others to see the same thing. I’ll try to clarify: The first two images are from my new sketchbook. I’ve […]