Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Cotswold England
Photos for artist

Yesterday during a free moment I took my friend Vic's suggestion and found
some lovely free photos in the Photos4Artist website.
Just playing with some pen and ink and watercolor wash, until I can go out
and find some charming places on Long Island.

Wishing all of you a Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Painting

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Just For Fun

Barns and Nobel Cafe
Girl on her smart phone while having lunch
Did a little surfing in Wet Canvas reference library
I usually set up my own still life, but just wanted to relax
and have fun.  watercolor on Saunders Waterford, this paper may be my favorite.
This one is just a quickie experiment working in gouache on paper.
Got ther reference shot from wet canvas. May set up an actual still life
and work in gouache 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Grange Park Fall colors

The Grange Park in Sayville
Sunday at the Grange Park

Last Sunday Mike and Mo and I went to the Grange Park in Sayville,
First I took Mo for a quick walk and then I sat in the car and did some
pen and ink sketching. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Trial and Error

Caleb Smith Park Lake
wc on Bockingford Paper

Still experimenting with the bockingford paper.  What seem so wonderful a day ago
is turning out to be not as easy as I thought.  Oh well, yes that is what it is all about
Trial and Error, and maybe someday Success.  Happy Painting everyone.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Falls Abstraction

Experimenting with 140lb. Arches rough watercolor paper

Still working with different papers and brushes.  This was a quick study of  the Arboretum
photo taken a few weeks ago. Very interesting getting these
different effects using the hake brush on watercolor rough paper.
Happy Painting everyone.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

St. Theresa Chapel

St. Theresa Chapel
watercolor

I pass the little St. Theresa chapel so many times.  She is one of my favorite saints . She is
also know as the little flower.

Well that aside, just thought it would be really nice to paint.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

AH HA! I've Got It!

AH HA moment

After years of trying the Ron Ranson technique with the Hake brush, finally, I understand
how important the paper is to achieve this particular technique.  Not that I will
do many of my paintings like this, but it works.  So therefore, I will do a few
watercolor studies in my folded journal while I wait to order the proper paper.
Blydenburg Park
watercolor

This little 5x7 watercolor study was done in 2012, I was fascinated with the reflections
in the water.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Recent studies

Folded journal , pears
Entries in my journal
Entries in my journal
Brookwood Hall in the Fall

While we were in Virginia, I enjoyed some quiet time while the little ones
were in school.  Did some watercolor studies, now we are home, it is time to get
crackin.  Happy Painting everyone.