Wednesday, April 18, 2007


6 1/2 " h x 7 1/2" w. Watercolor of a single daisy. I did not labor over this. Put the paint in the negative space and let the flower emerge. Simple. Like a beautiful daisy flower.

Watercolor done on Arches 300lb cold press.


Monday, April 09, 2007

Barn in the Snow.

This one is smaller than the one before it. Less intense in the sky. Still, it is all getting me to work at it.

8" x 22" watercolor on Fabriano 300 lb hot press.


Barn in the Morning Light

A different composition was used in this one. I am not too sure I like it so, I will continue to work at it. Also, the blue in the sky is so intense, I think toning that down might be good too.

11" x 30" Watercolor on Arhches 300 lb cold press


Route 46 Barns #3

Using green in the painting is influenced by Andrew Wyeth. I want to see how much I can change the feeling, the atmosphere by adjusting the colors I use. I think I am looking at a different time of day, although the same place. In Wyeth's work I love the still ness created with a simply palette. I guess I am trying to get there too.

11" x 30" watercolor on Arches 300 lb cold press


Route 46 Barns #2

Another painting of the barns. Here I have used different blues and changed the composition slightly.

11" x 30" watercolor on Fabriano 300lb hot press


Route 46 Barns

I know it has been a long time since I posted anything. I have been away at a painting workshop, grades were due, and then to New Jersey to see Rick's parents. On the way home, Rick stopped for me to take a bunch of pictures of a farm that I have loved since I was little. There was a new blanket of snow covering the ground. It was breathtaking.

This painting and the ones to follow are all from one picture actually. How inspired I have been and focused on seeing the same place in varied light and technique. A break from the figure work - focusing on the same issues - light, sense of place and atmosphere.

11"x 30" watercolor on Fabriano 300lb hot press.