Carry One Big Brush

I’ve recently found that a big round brush is a fabulous tool for gesture sketching.  It simply won’t allow for needless details. The brush point however, is versatile enough to go back into forms to provide corrections and accents.  Working exclusively with a big round brush would have felt really uncomfortable for me, just one […]

Watercolor Wednesday

* High drama in my neighborhood. Lonely cicadas, waiting patiently in the ground for seventeen years are now above ground  transforming, dating and dying.  HERE  * is a link to a beautiful video, for those who are interested in the life cycle of the cicada.  Above is a quick watercolor sketch of the amazing dance […]

Watercolor Wednesday

Either Give Me A Hand, or Get me outta here!:)  Not sure which. I began with two reference images; a woman in a fancy ball gown and an image of a child cheerfully reaching for something.  I fully expected to use the reference very loosely, as a springboard for a sweet ethereal scene.  But it […]

Watercolor Wednesday

For those interested in process, above is the finish.  Below is the entire composition before I worked to my satisfaction.  I enjoy lifting the color to refine the painting. I may refine the finish a little more, but I will wait a day or two to see it with new eyes. The only downside of […]