Watercolor Wed.13

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:Early Fall

                       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. […]

Sketchbook:Stress and Anxiety

                                                                                 Graphite, oils Predator/prey, pressure and worry;stress and anxiety, these two almost always show up together.

Watercolor Wed.12

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 […]

Sketchbook Potential

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.

Sketchbook Flight

  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.  

Sketchbook Magic?

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 […]