I painted a masonite board with QOR watercolor ground which allows me to paint on a surface that, untreated, will not absorb the watercolor pigments. After an under painting of watercolor, I filled in shading and detail with casein, a more durable water media. Usually I use 140 or 300# watercolor paper. Comparing the hardboard groundContinue reading “Water Plants”
The internet says that this fishing lure was ‘created by Rene Harrop in the 1980’s.’ It’s used in the summer when insects are hatching and fish are eatin’ ’em. I prefer chips and salsa…
A couple months ago, I got a bunch of Sea Holly from Trader Joe’s with the intention of painting the whole thing. Time went by, the flowers dried, wilted and I threw them out, saving this one blossom to paint. Here it is, still thistley blue, green and grey. I planted these in the yardContinue reading “Sea Holly – Aryngium planar”
Plein aire while Ted, Kirk and Tyler fished.
Another take on fall at Engelke’s farm. This painting follows the movement of trees and the shadows they cast.
Colorado skies are some of the most punchy that I’ve ever witnessed. Light streams in through breaks in the thunderheads that dump momentary showers like clockwork during the monsoon season of July and August. The light can be bright and dark all at the same time. Wide vistas of the mountainous panorama can display a fullContinue reading “Schoolfield Road, Westcliffe, CO”
Looking North. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1033557
In the crisp late winter air the hearts gather on the fence line. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1032376
Hearts congregate in large numbers, murders these groups are called. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1031009
Winter rolls in. Hearts roost in leafless trees in the late-light early morning, winds 15-17mph out of the northeast. Hardship forms a bond. https://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/1023162