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)

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Watercolor gestures

Monday, February 20th, 2017

 Snow Day, 6 x 4 inch watercolor Poppy Buds, 4 x 6 inch watercolor gesture Day Lily, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

Snow day, Poppy buds, Day Lily – 4 x 6 inch watercolor gestures, no longer than 30 minutes each.

Watercolor gestures

Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Bee Balm, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

Bee Balm, Hydrangeas, and Tiger Lilies 4 x 6 inch watercolor gestures, working no longer than 30 minutes each.

Hydrangeas, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

  Tiger Lilies, 4 x 6 inch watercolor

Mt. Walker Rhododendrons

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Mt. Walker, WA Rhododendrons, 22W x 15H inches WC on 140 lb cold pressed premium

Mt. Walker, WA wild Rhododendrons

22W x 15H inches WC on 140 lb cold pressed premium. Details:

Mt. Walker, WA Rhododendrons, upper left detail Mt. Walker, WA Rhododendrons, upper right detail

Japanese Maple

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Japanese Maple, 20W x 15H inches WC on 140 lb cold pressed

Japanese Maple, 20W x 15H inches watercolors on 140 lb. cold pressed premium. Details:

Japanese Maple, left detail of 20W x 15H inches Japanese Maple, right detail of 20W x 15H inches

Cameron Can Count

Saturday, April 19th, 2014




 April 2014: Cameron Can Count to 30
8 x 8 inches markers, watercolors and fixative on canvas. Thinking that acrylics paint would make pages stick together even when dry, I chose watercolors on primed canvas instead, barely diluting the paint so the colors are dense. Krylon workable fixative works best to protect the work, as it brings out the colors very nicely and it doesn’t hold the caustic smell that regular varnish does.

  1 sunshine 2 shoes 3 blue frogs 4 cups of tea 5 eggs
  6 cats 7 letters 8 balloons 9 trees 10 fingers
  11 toy vehicles 12 T-shirts 13 strawberries 14 colors 15 goldfish


Each page has a hole peeking through to the next page and the one before, where colors match up in such a way that the hole may only be noticed when the page is turned. The holes were filled in for the sake of aesthetics in the images shown here. This peek-hole detail was an afterthought, and since I had already painted most of the pages I was committed to using certain colors, which made the process take longer than it had to. When using this idea next time, the peek-holes will be larger and be the main focus of the book. Large binder rings through grommets on each page hold the book together, so the pages are fairly easy to turn and the book can start anywhere.

  16 footprints 17 flowers 18 clouds 19 bubbles 20 teeth
  21 blocks 22 bugs 23 crayons 24 candies 25 balls
  26 apples 27 snowflakes 28 birds 29 leaves 30 rocks



Deciduous Forest

Friday, December 7th, 2012


 

Deciduous Forest, 12 x 16 inches watercolors on paper

Deciduous Forest – Washington State USA – 12H x 16W inches watercolors on paper, sage green mat

Thumbnails below: 1. resist medium applied, dried and first paint application 2. peeling off the dried resist after painting dark hues of sap green 3. stage 02, after peeled off resist medium, before more paint 4. an idea occurred to use the pulled off rubber pieces as 3D effects in future paintings, probably best on canvas.
A while back, I had visitors attending a show of mine peel off the rubberized medium in the same fashion, revealing the flowers on “Flowering Shavingbrush Tree”.

Deciduous Forest?, 9 x 12 watercolors with dried resist medium - in progress   Deciduous Forest, peeling off the dried resist after dark hues of sap green   Deciduous Forest, after dark hues of sap green and peeled off resist   Idea to optionally attach peeled, rubberized pieces of resist medium as leaves


 

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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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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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