Sunday, October 7, 2018

In progress. No. 15 anemones. #watercolor #fb #artistsoninstagram #florals #100bouquets

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Same palette continued....

Untitled Landscape.  Watercolor.
About 8 x 10 inches.

I've been painting in the palette since July and finished this piece last week.  It's got quin red, phthalo blue rs, undersea green, and quin gold and I can push it in a lot of different directions.  I hope you like it too.

I've also been painting on 140 lb paper rather than 300 lb.  Mainly because that's what I have.  Soon, I'm going to have to buy more paper.

Finally, worth noting, I tend to latch onto a brush.  I've been using a mop brush rather than a flat or round.  It's messy but fun.    

Sunday, July 22, 2018

An untitled abstract....

Untitled.  Watercolor.
About 6 x 3.75 inches.
This is not the best photo, but you get the idea, right?  I am using scrap paper to test out a new (or new to me) set of color combinations.  This is the second in this palette and it's really a small wet-in-wet doodle.  You can see the first one here

I've been seeing that Daniel Smith is reformulating their quinacridone gold.  That is not good for me, seeing as it's one of my favorite (ie used often) colors. 

Phthalo blue rs, quin gold, and undersea green on fabriano 140lb cold press paper.

And then a doodle, where I really like the colors. It's also weird how I can't see what needs to change until I frame it for a photo. . #watercolor #abstract #artistsoninstagram #fb

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Three Little Abstracts

Three Little Abstracts.  Watercolor & Caran D'Ache Crayon.
Each about 3 inches square.
I love doing these.  Like little relaxing puzzles. 

All in the same palette I've been working with lately.  Most recently seen in my 13th of 100 bouquets, here.

The backdrop is a bar towel from Target.  (They make the best dish towels ever, but mine are getting pretty mangy.  One of the pieces is covering a hole in the towel.)

Phthalo blue gs, phthalo green, quin violet, and indian yellow.  One color of orangey gold crayon.

Paper--some scrap 300 lb cold press.  Probably kilamanjaro from cheap joes. 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Trying to float a watercolor....

Tell Me Again.  Watercolor.
Matted to 9 x 12 inches. 
I wanted to try floating a watercolor on a piece of mat board.  The process worked fine--what I need to practice most?  Deckling the edges.  (My editor does not think that deckling is a word.  huh.)  I was so careful when I trimmed the first 2 edges that they're almost too clean.

I like the idea.

Anyhow, if you've been following along on Instagram, you'll see that I've been working in the same palette for about 2 weeks or six paintings (a new record!).  I've also taken to organizing my work by palette on Pinterest.  It's more for me than anyone else, but if you're interested, you can check it out here

Phthalo blue gs, phthalo green, indian yellow, quin violet on 140 lb fabriano cold press paper. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Spring Storm

Spring Storm.  Watercolor.
Approximately 8.5 x 10 inches
It's raining again.  Which, look at the mood of the painting!  Even though I almost never paint directly from real life, I think the weather affects my painting's moods. 

The redbuds were late, and I wanted to cut some branches to paint them but didn't really want to be out collecting things in the rain.  Maybe later this week?

If you're interested, I've started collecting paintings by palette on Pinterest.  It's more for me, but it's interesting to see.  You can find that HERE.  And, I put most of my progress up on Instagram, including a previous version of this painting, and you can find me HERE.

Several people have joined the mailing list--welcome! 

Finally:  Indanthrone blue, quin burnt orange, quin red, and nickel azo yellow on 300 lb fabriano rough. 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Winter Saturday

Winter Saturday.  Watercolor & Crayon.
Just under 15 x 22 inches.
Yesterday it was cold, gray and snowy.  Miserable. 

Today it is beautiful, and we're talking about grilling for dinner.  The weather is moody, and it is making it hard to finish my painting. 

It's not a great photo--there were a lot of dapples in my space (the nerve of the sun casting shadows).

Quin orange, indigo, quin purple, and hansa yellow medium with a little crayon above the horizon line. 

You can see this painting before I added the crayon here.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

We Will Welcome Spring.

We Will Welcome Spring.  Watercolor.
Approximately 7.5 x 13 inches.
I just reset IFTT to only post my Instagram photos on my blog under more limited conditions.  I had opened it up to any watercolor I posted (see Here), and if you've been watching this blog, you've probably noticed that I have a new post almost every day.  I'm walking it back just a tad.  I'll be painting a bunch this month since the Northminster Fine Arts Fair is coming the first weekend in February, and I do not want to overwhelm you.

(If you live in Cincinnati, you should pencil that in--Northminster Fine Arts Fair, Saturday, February 3rd)

And, one of the posts from earlier today was a draft of this painting that I did as a greeting card.  You can see that here.  I didn't stay quite true to my smaller painting, but I like the larger one better.

We will definitely welcome spring.  It has been brutally cold here for a few days and it is supposed to continue that way through at least the weekend.

It is Prussian blue, quin red, and permanent yellow deep on Kilimanjaro 300 lb paper, cold press.

Drafting a #landscape. Same palette as my last floral. These cards are an awkward size to scale, so I still thinking..... #painteveryday #watercolor

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