Blood And Vapor

A new series, “Blood And Vapor”. Who lingers within you?   Have you ever felt an ancestral presence?  The inescapable tie of family:hundreds of individuals, yesterday and today, here and gone.  A powerful resonance or inconspicuous vapor? I’ll be wrestling with a visual expression, with varied materials and modes of expression to come close to […]

Cards for KIVA

Just a fews days left to purchase this season’s cards to benefit KIVA. While I do not enjoy selling anything, I would like you all to know that a very small purchase of even five dollars will allow you to to contribute to this fine organization.                     […]

Watercolor Wednesday

This kiity got a little busy and a little muddy with so much subtle information to convey, that I worked some white into it.  While I’m not crazy about using opacity in my watercolors, I tried it anyway to bring cohesion to the image.  My challenge is to try this subject again, including all her […]

Watercolor Week

This week I’m breaking the form.   For the next seven days  I’ll be posting watercolor sketches while I continue to work on new projects. Not to worry about commenting on each post.  I love hearing from you, but I don’t wish to make a pest of myself.  Hope you find one of the seven […]

Watercolor Wednesday

This is a larger watercolor than I usually paint, at 15″ x 22″.  The color is also far more restrained than my usual watercolor experiments.  There is also a touch of acrylic in this mostly watercolor effort. Upon completion with the watercolor paint, I felt a need to lighten areas of the figure but found […]

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 […]