Friday, May 27, 2016

Sorrow. A small watercolor landscape.

Sorrow.  Watercolor.
About 6 x 4.5 inches.
This is the 4th of five paintings I've done with this palette.  It's the same as my most recent irises, and one that I've got on facebook here.  I like this painting a lot for the intensity of the colors.  I'm not feeling chatty today, so we'll leave it at that.

Phthalo blue rs, hansa yellow medium, and carbazole violet on Kilamanjaro 300 lb cold press.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Siberian Iris

Siberian Iris 2016
Siberian Iris 2016.  Watercolor.
About 15 x 9 inches.
Every spring, I end up painting Siberian Iris, which are blooming in my garden (sometimes, I cheat and paint them before they start to bloom....).   You can see previous year's paintings HERE, HERE and HERE.

This particular version is a little stark, if you ask me, but I was actually looking at the iris as I painted them.... Usually I look and then go off and paint without revisiting reality.  I love that as an artist reality can be extremely fluid.  Sometimes, though, it's a good exercise to try and capture a little more of the garden.

Phthalo blue rs, hansa yellow medium, and carbazole violet on Fabriano 300 lb rough watercolor paper.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Mounting A Watercolor

Spring Trees.  Watercolor Mounted On Board.
10 x 8 inches.
(Below the painting is an antique toilet paper roll from
my husband's grandfather, who was a plumber!)