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

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.


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