Monday, August 21, 2017

Cloud study

Once in a while I get an urge to try painting clouds. There are so many watercolor techniques to practice: color mixing, hard and soft edges, wet-in-wet ...
And the subject itself is new daily

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Outside Espanola, NM

I have numerous--beyond numerous, really--photos of NM: Espanola, Santa Fe, and my favorite, Taos.
They always seem too daunting to paint!
But this scene appeals to me so much--I am crazy for pinons!--I decided to finally try.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Jersey shore

First painting I've done in my revamped studio--a very pleasant experience!

Thursday, August 10, 2017


Another abandoned painting!
I couldn't see my own underdrawing very well and wound up putting a petal where on shouldn't be.
On the upside, my glads are blooming ...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Unfinished ...

I've been seeing a lot of great portraits on FB lately, which inspired me to get out a photo from an "old Florida" site that I found a few years back. I just loved this woman's serene and sweet face.
So, I began ... But stopped.
The color's not right--too yellow?
And, I think there are too many hard edges...
Sometimes, for me, it's better to begin again than to try to fix.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Studio revamp

Though I haven't been painting, or posting, much, it's not far from my mind!
I've been redoing my studio--painting, reorganizing and winnowing, building shelves ...
I wish I had taken before pictures!
The current lack of clutter will, I hope, be conducive to spending more time in here!