Friday, November 30, 2012

Barnscape II

"Barnscape II"
watercolor (6" x 6")

So this is the second of my Barnscape series (read about "Barnscape I" here).
These reference photos are so fun to work with...
and true testament of what may make a fabulous photograph
 may not necessarily make for a great painting.....learning a lot here!
playing with colors and values

black and white reference for Barnscape II

Today's piece is here if you are interested

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Colorado Bridge, en plein air- SOLD

"The Colorado Bridge, en plein air"
watercolor (5" x 10")

What's more fun than painting?
Painting with a friend!
Did this today with my painting pal Dori Dewberry

Monday, November 26, 2012

Danielle's Grapes- SOLD

"Danielle's Grapes"
watercolor (16" x 12")

These lovely grapes were growing in our friends backyard.
We were having brunch in their patio over summer...a delightful time.
I glanced over to their grapevine...the sun was pouring over the ripening grapes.
I instantly popped up, grabbed my camera/phone and exclaimed "I have to paint these!"

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Barnscape I

"Barnscape I"
watercolor (7" x 10")

A few years back I came across an estate sale, one of the rooms was a converted dark room....
in it I found boxes and boxes of old original black and white photos. 
I spent about an hour pouring over them...they were marked at $1 a piece 
(I suppose the curator/consignor felt the value of them). 
Anyway, I eventually picked up about twenty (mostly barns). 
So begins a series "Barnscapes"

This is the reference photo for "Barnscape I"

Today's piece is available on DPW ($95 opening bid)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Arrival- SOLD

watercolor (16" x 12")

What is better?
arriving or departing?
I guess it depends on where you are going, 
or where you are returning to?

Monday, November 5, 2012

La Quinta Light- SOLD

"La Quinta Light"
Watercolor (6" x 6")

I should call this painting "Multi-tasking".
This piece was painted while I was chatting on the phone.
With Kelley, its never a straight forward little chat...we are always all over the place.
Sharing photos, sharing websites, sharing art work, so we are constantly opening emails,
looking at web I said, we are all over the place.
If I say so myself, it is quite something that I was able to do this painting!

Oh...big announcement!! 
Starting in January (monthly sessions)
Tuesday morning classes are already full....
but, Saturday morning has one space left!

Let me know if you are interested (Email me)
 even if your desired session is full...I may be adding additional sessions in the future.