Author mike malloy

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

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.

When I find myself seeking inspiration for a subject to paint, I will often thumb through one of my ‘how to’ books. “Ways with Watercolor’ was published in 1950 by watercolorist Ted Kautzky. I decided to spend some time reproducing… Continue Reading →

Painting published in Orlando Arts Magazine

My work appears in the March/April ’23 issue of Orlando Arts Magazine promoting the 2023 Central Florida Watercolor Society Annual Show. Painting won First Place Award in this juried event in March 2022.

Watercolor of a mill in Southwest France.

Painted using NASA photos for reference. Acrylic on 11×14 canvas.

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