“Poppy Garden” – approx 9 x 12 watercolor Tuesday afternoon I had the opportunity to join my friend Wendee for some sketching and painting in a nearby garden that is filled with billows of California poppies. Do you detect a seasonal theme here? I didn’t have time for a big painting but I wanted to [...]
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Fun Zone – 20″ x 22″ – watercolor on paper Well, I didn’t think it could happen two years in a row, and with such different styles and subject matter, but, happily, it did. I just got my notification in the mail that this painting has been accepted to the 2008 National Watercolor Society All [...]
A Spring Walk – 9 x 12 – watercolor sketch This one is a little bit from real life, and a little bit from imagination. I embellished the wildflower strewn meadows just a tad beyond reality, but if you don’t tell, I won’t. Ah, springtime. Our peach tree is in bloom, magnolias are covered with [...]
“Warm Welcome” Approx 13″ x 10″ watercolor SOLD This is another in the series of paintings I’m working on for the Artists of the Canyon show at the Chevy Chase Country Club, opening March 14. I don’t paint architecture too often, but I enjoy it when I do. This time, my objective was to remember [...]
“Spring Thaw at a Mountain Lake” 11 x 14 watercolor Although it may seem that I’ve been missing in action, I’ve been busily working on many deadlines for different shows, and now some of that is behind me. Other deadlines loom, but they’re at a manageable distance. I took a little time tonight to work [...]
“Hillside Dancers” 5 x 7 watercolor on paper As spring approaches, the rain makes the colors all run together, wildly coursing down the hillside. Thalo and gamboge, sap green and ochres … all rushing headlong in a vernal frenzy.
Tulip Magnolia – 7.25 x 7.25 inches – watercolor SOLD The magnolias have arrived in all their glory. A procession of bloom should follow for a month or so, so I’m going to make the most of it while I can. In some parts of town the trees are in full bloom, while in other [...]
While I work on some large paintings, here’s a small watercolor sketch of a lion dog, also known as a foo dog. It is one of two guardians of the new Chinese garden, opening very soon at the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino. According to
“Blue Heron” – 5 x 7 watercolor on paper SOLD There’s an eBay activity going on right now Feb 1 – Feb 7 called SFA (Small Format Art.) The monthly theme is “bird” so I painted this and will put it up for auction tomorrow unless I get it done tonight, which I might. It [...]
“At a Lavender Farm” 5 x 7 mixed media (watercolor and acrylic) We have some friends who live in northern California who own a lavender farm. The climate is perfect for growing this beautiful fragrant plant. The plants actually grow in more regular rows than this, but I sort of like the wild blowsy look.