Cactus Cottage – 5.5″ x 8″ watercolor Here’s an impressionist sketch of a cottage garden with a picket fence- inspired by a street we walked down in Capistrano. Very quick and loose, with a minimum of explicit detail. I like the rambunctious feeling of it. In the midst of all the cottage flowers mixed with [...]
Archive for April, 2007
“Back Country Creek” – 9 x 12 watercolor on paper A spring day in a subdued mood!
Wistaria Branch – 9 x 12″ on paper Today’s paintout outing took us to a house in Sierra Madre where the world’s largest Chinese wistaria vine is growing. Sprawling, that is, over two homes. The perfume from the flowers was intoxicating as we painted the vine in all its springtime finery. This was direct-painted primarily [...]
Minerva – 9 x 12 graphite drawing on pastel paper – after Nollekens Yesterday I had the opportunity to return to the Hillside Getty in Sepulveda Pass for a little drawing practice. I just had time for two drawings this time – This first was this Minerva, the Roman equivalent of Athena, goddess of war. [...]
Now that spring is here, Ripley spends more time outside in her doghouse than under my feet in my studio. I miss the company but I can understand the call of fresh air, birdsong and the opportunity to bark at the gardeners when they visit our neighbor’s house. I did this quick painting yesterday as [...]
Scottish castle – watercolor on paper 8″ x 8″ Back in the 90s we went to England on business and had the opportunity to drive up to Skye, the home of my distant ancestors. This castle was nearby. I’m sure it would be prettier on a bright sunny day , but somehow mist and brooding [...]