Friday, August 23, 2013

Let Me Count The Ways.  Yes, I worked on my new painting a bit more and I like it now.  It is still loose, but packs more punch.  I am finding that I really love the glow that can be achieved with watercolor better than any other medium and that is what I am always working toward.  It doesn't matter what the subject is or how well it is drawn, there must be a glow that happens when you layer the glazes properly. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Complementary colors make this watercolor pop.  It has a looseness that I have been after and leads the eye, but in looking at it through the lens of the blog I feel that it needs a little more linear activity.  I am working from lilies that I bought at the local grocery store and they are blooming nicely.  There will need to be another one of these, but I will need to work quickly.  I also need a title for this one.  It is 21" x 14". 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poppy Party is a new watercolor that is 29" x 21".  It is transparent watercolor and it makes me happy.  Thus the title.  I know it seems that one would tire of painting the same subject, but that doesn't seem to be the case with poppies and me.  I love the bright, warm colors and the softness of the petals.  I hope you like it.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Everyone is communicating in new ways these days.  Smart phones, texting and tablets, not to mention emails and blogging.  We have a new vocabulary devoted to this new way to be with someone and by yourself at the same time.  This watercolor is called Searching For Signal

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Alone.  This is a watercolor that I have just completed.  It is another figure in a series that is all about introspection and the female figure.  I hope that it illustrates women who are strong and happy to be with themselves. It is a gift to be happy in your own skin.  I hope you like it. 

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

I have been working on my series of figures again this summer.  This one is called Parasol.  It is a watercolor with some opaque watercolor and watercolor crayon for the lines.  Waverly decided to pose with a pink parasol one evening and I loved adding this element to the design.  It is a challenge to work from my sketchbook, but it is liberating as well.  I get to improvise the colors and background and improve and change the drawing.  I am not sure if this one is finished.  I will look at it for awhile. 

Summer Sun is one of my summer paintings.  I love to paint these large majestic beauties in a loose flowing way.  I am also learning to use photo shop.  That is why I haven't posted lately.  I have been painting up a storm instead of practicing.  Oh well, it is good to learn new things.
Speaking of learning, I am going to Taos in September to take a workshop with Gwen Fox.  I am so excited.  Taos and Santa Fe will be lovely in September I think.