Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Summer Chapel

Summer Chapel
oil on panel 8"x10"

I live very close to Duke Chapel and so I get to see it in all seasons. It is challenging to paint Gothic architecture!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Flicker's Find

Missing my oil paints-not sure I'll make it to 30 of these. Part of what's making it hard is I'm doing them all in card and postcard size! Planning to send them to my best real estate clients!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

MY Apple!

There has been a brief pause due to a snow barrage. Been scurrying around to get supplies and also get ready in case the power goes out-a frequent event in my neighborhood.
This is watercolor on Bristol board. Lots of adding and wiping out. It's fun but it takes a while because you can't wipe out spots unless the paint is kind of dry.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

My Apple WIP (Day 3)

Today I'm trying an old favorite technique learned from Burton Silverman's Breaking the Rules of Watercolor. You use Bristol Board and a tiny bit of white gouache, paint in layers and wipe out here and there as you go. This is the first layer. Hope I can still do this! 5"x 7".

Monday, January 2, 2017

Gordo-Day 2

Watercolor on Lanaquerelle 4"x6"
Years ago I lived in an apartment with a deck. We installed a nail sticking up on which to stick fruit and pinecones. A very fat mockingbird visited so often I named him Gordo. Gordo would come to eat and even sometimes to get out of the rain.
I am enjoying doing watercolors again and in this very busy January, a small watercolor is just about right!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Day 1: Blackbird

This is pretty embarrassing. Last time I attempted 30 paintings in 30 days I only got to day 2. Hopefully this time I can keep going.
I'm actually kind of excited; I'm doing these 30 paintings in watercolor-a medium I haven't used in over 20 years. I recently started missing it, and inspired by some others' watercolors I've seen, I wanted to pick it up again.