Sunday, April 24, 2011

"Water Lily Reflections"

This is another full sheet watercolor. Guess I've been in a bigger mood lately. I've painted this same water lily (from my backyard pond) 3 times now. First in oil, then acrylic and now in watercolor. I took a fun approach to this painting as learned thru my artist friend extraordinaire Rae Andrews, and just played with the background first. I then painted both positive and negative until the image of my lily appeared. My image looks a bit faded here but in "real life" it's more colorful.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Montana Dreamin'"

This is a full sheet (large) watercolor that I did in the last workshop I took from Steve Rogers. I tried for more fantasy colors in my scene. This was painted from a photo I took while on vacation a couple years ago. I found Montana to be stunningly beautiful.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Crimson Orchids

I recently completed this big one - 32 x 36 acrylic on canvas. My photo doesn't catch all the detail, because it's a large painting. I also just completed a full week workshop with master water colorist Steve Rogers. Fun, hard and frustrating, but worth it. Now I'm playing catch up on all the things I put off last week. Grrr