When life gives you lemons, draw them, 11 x 14 inches dry pastels, graphite on paper

"When life gives you lemons, draw them". (Nikki)

"Trust your intuition, it's just like goin' fishin'; you cast your line 'til you get a bite." (Paul Simon)

Archive for November, 2012

Birch

Friday, November 30th, 2012


 
Birch, 12 x 16 inches watercolors on 120 lb cold pressed premium paper

Work details: 1. applying resist medium 2. deliberately working with the challenge of a limited palette, watercolors were also dripped down the page. Tomball watercolor pen adds more details.

Applying resist medium Birch, details

Birch, 12H x 16W inches watercolors on 120 lb cold pressed 100% cotton paper, white mat and frame.


 

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Sumac Bushes

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012


 

Sumac 12 x 16 inches oil pastels on paper

Sumac Bushes 12H x 16W inches oil pastels on 140 lb W/C paper

This piece has a base of watercolor crayons, which I hadn’t heard of before and was excited to try. With expectations to complete a piece today, I wasn’t too impressed that the rough crayon color marks remain on the page, and the colors and solubility are weak. With more experience, those properties might be used to advantage, but not without an open frame of mind toward experimenting. Because of this, oil pastels are layered on top, then scratched away using fingernails and pottery tools.


 

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Fields of Flax – Rowley, Alberta Canada

Monday, November 12th, 2012


 

Fields of Flax, Rowley, Alberta Canada - in progress, 12H x 16W inches watercolors on paper
Fields of Flax, Rowley, Alberta Canada,  12H x 16W inches watercolors on paperpreliminary study for larger acrylics painting

 

At the Alamo 02

Monday, November 5th, 2012


 

At the Alamo, San Antonio, TX

The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, Stone walkway on the grounds, 15H x 22W inches watercolors on 80 lb premium acid free paper, white mat


 

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Bigleaf Maple watercolors

Sunday, November 4th, 2012


 

Big Leaf Maple 12H x 16W inches watercolors on 140 lb 100% cotton paper

 Big Leaf Maple near Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, BC Canada, 12H x 16W inches watercolors on 140 lb 100% cotton paper


 

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