Inspired by one of my favorite quotes "If you are not living on the Edge, you are taking up too much Space", and also the challenge of Larry Seiler, from whom I am following a teaching webcast on painting and stretching my boundarys, I am going to start a blog of 120 (or more) paintings, all postcard size, some from life, others from photos refs. they will be primarily watercolor, as I strive to become a better watercolorist, but I may also deviate into other areas as my fancy takes me. I love to experiment so you never know what might surface.

I love ink drawings colored with watercolor or colored ink. but I am also trying to lay color down without first drawing , trying to loosen up the compulsion to detail that I have

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

a few more Still Life Paintings

I did a few more still life paintings, all WC , from some photo refs of Charlies Mum from Wetcanvas

these were a pleasure to do, just tried to be loose and drop paint into wet paper
that is the true pleasure of watercolor
 Pomegranates (in case you cannot tell)


Pots and more pots
from photo refs by KreativeK
 This sad creature is Hailee the tortie cat, a very loose rendition

# 12

and some autumn leaves


Thursday, October 20, 2011


I did a few wildflower postcards for a challenge on wetcanvas, I won't post them all here, but will show a progression.  I am trying to loosen up a bit. they are painted straight on the paper, but the first one, I spent way too much time on, (the fewer the strokes the purer the painting) so it is muddy

 this is Alpine Avens


 this is quick and more aggressive, dianthus


and very quick, the masterwort

today I sat on the bank of the creek and tried to capture a winter (leaves fallen)  aspen and the red and yellow fall colors of the willow on Prairie Iisland along the Devonian trail, drawn with micron .03  pen and painted with my Raphael travel kit and a waterbrush.


Monday, October 17, 2011

I did a quick pen sketch of this plant in a restaurant Saturday, and tonight brushed in a WC version on a WC postcard. it is called a Zamioculcus.


Sunday, October 16, 2011

the first postcard is WC, take from a watermedia challenge on Wetcanvas. the phot ref is by KreativeK


the second is from a photo ref of Bryce Canyon, as provided by Jakesgram, also from Wetcanvas as a weekly drawing event (WDE) challenge