Monday, January 29, 2007

"watercolor figure painting: Walking in New York"

I have not been posting everyday. I have been working everyday, but instead of small works, my focus has been on my larger paintings. This one is the first larger painting I have done in a while. It is similiar to one of my earlier posts, only much larger. I did not mask this one - worked it right up to the beautiful deckled edge.

22" x 22" watercolor on 300lb Arches cold press paper.


Wednesday, January 24, 2007

watercolor figure: Nancy James.

Okay. I added more and played into the painting with the ink again. wish for comments sometimes. It is sometimes hard to work in a void. Oh well, back to the studio for more painting.

7" x 7" watercolor and ink on 300lb Arches cold press paper.

For sale.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

"watercolor figure painting: In Meeting"

7" x 7" watercolor painting on 300lb Arches cold press paper

I am not sure I am done with this one. What do you think? I am thinking I could use some darker definition. The background feels light and its okay, but perhaps against the dark wood floor the light is too light. I am happy with the figure though. She is quiet and still the way I have been working to have her. I have painted this several times now, although each time I leave more and more out of the painting, trying to simplify. I will work up the next one as a larger painting.

Friday, January 19, 2007

"Watercolor Figure Painting: Tutoring at Meeting"

5" x 7" watercolor and ink on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper.

I have been happy getting back to figures. This is a sketch for a larger painting. I actually want this to be part of yet another series of work. Pulling from the "quiet" place theme, I am into working up paintings that speak to the listening we need to do more of in our lives, or at least I do. The series will be mostly about Quaker Meeting, listening place, people in conversation - listening to each other.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

"Watercolor Painting: Squash still life"

5"x 7" watercolor painting on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Watercolor Painting Still Life; Meeting Coats # 6.

I have been working on larger paintings in this series. It presents a whole new dynamic painting larger. I actually have two paintings going at the same time when I am doing this to allow for drying time in between the washes.

Working larger takes longer. So, daily paintings have turned into a couple a week.

15" h x 11 1/2 " w watercolor on 400 lb Arches cold press

Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Watercolor painting Guys Walking in NYC"

Just palin and simple, guys walking on the sidewalk in New York City. Just like that.

watercolor - figures

8" x 8" watercolor on Arches 400lb Cold Press

Monday, January 01, 2007

"Watercolor Painting: Molly's First Taxi Ride"

How excited can a little child be? Plenty when you are in New York City and ready to take your first taxi ride - the doorman even opens the door for you!

4" x 6" watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb cold press paper.