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‘While the Tide is Out’ entered into the ’24 Central Florida Watercolor Annual Juried Show. Watercolor on Saunders WATERFORD paper.

‘Plein Air Distraction’ entered into the ’24 Central Florida Watercolor Annual Juried Show. 14”x20”, watercolor on Saunders WATERFORD paper.

Recent watercolor of this scene with some ‘artistic license’. The square was empty but for a few pedestrians and I thought it could use a ‘story’. I added the merchant stalls to create a festival atmosphere. Liked the scene because… Continue Reading →

The challenge was the rendering of the live ‘tumbleweeds.’ I was drawn to the subject by the warm vs. cool colors in the sandstone and foliage along with the long dawn or sunset shadows – you decide.

Using a photo taken in summer, I imagined how it might look on a winter’s day.

Tried this painting on a hot press paper, milled by Saunders. Hot press paper is very smooth. It is milled with smooth hot rollers and the process seals the surface and allows for exceptional color hold out.

View from the Harbor to the inlet. This painting has sold.

Playing with shapes and colors with this rural scene. Splattered some resist over the first washes and continued. The higihlights, I tried conte white crayon and liked the result. Reflected light on buildings by rewetting and dropping like color from… Continue Reading →

Image from the past

It has been years since I lived in Colorado but I still have fond memories of the unbelievable beauty of the Rocky Mountains. This watercolor is from a photo reference of James Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park. Interesting that the… Continue Reading →

A view of the bridge and palace on the Imperial Palace grounds, Tokyo, Japan. A recent acrylic on canvas, 11×14, from a photo.A combining of technique of watercolor and acrylic painting. This painting has sold.

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