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Summer Days



The Descent Series




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Another Descent Series piece.


For those who may be interested, I start with a drippy big brush sketch, then refine just enough to try and hit the sweet spot.



The Descent Series


End of the Day

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Rainy Day 1940’s



Raining today as well:)

The Descent Series



The Descent series.

You’ve seen all of the watercolors below already.  I painted them one afternoon a few weeks ago.  By dinner time, the wall of my studio looked like this. I’m looking forward to starting another batch very soon.


Fair Hair

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The Descent series.

All Dressed Up

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Beach Day

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The Descent series


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I’m having loads of fun with these old photo inspired paintings.  They provide an emotional connection and a place to begin.  I’m allowing myself the freedom to take great liberties with the faces and figures.  Unlike  portraiture, I m borrowing only what I’m interested in exploring and filling in the rest anyway I like.  It’s a bit like genetics and traditions. Genetics because of the chance factors in unplanned watercolor and traditions because we can choose to uphold them,modify them or create our own.

For the purpose of continuity, I’ll be referring to this improvisational series of sketches as the “Descent”series”.  I’ll post them intermittently and in no particular order, certainly not in descending order.  I’ll be jumping back and forth through time.

Strolling Backwards And Forwards


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Welcome back!  Good to see you.

I’ve enjoyed my break, making new work and reorganizing my cyber space.  I’ll be dropping by your space very soon.

Just to keep things fresh, I’ll be posting a little more often, but with less scheduled regularity. Today’s sketch is one in a series of very quick watercolor figure sketches, inspired by old family photos.  I’ve been digging into the past, mining subtleties that influence the present.  I hope you’ll enjoy following along with my efforts.

It’s good to be back!


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