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

Monday, November 28, 2011


I love painting glass, this is just a 1 hr quickie 6x10 using some exciting new Daniel Smith Paints:
candycane red, hot mulled cider yellow, christmastree green, and cobalt blue and violet
The image was provided by lisilk from wetcanvas.


Monday, November 14, 2011

Gouache Honeyeater

I am having some fun with Gouache on black Artagain paper, this is 5x7



This was a selection from the weekly drawing event on Wetcanvas, this time painted on 5x7 arches paper



Again on a WC postcard from the same marketplace still life


pomegranate still life

I am using some WC postards, that are quite light weight paper, and have a texture similar to canvas. I just dropped in some color for this crop of a marketplace still life.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ribadeo Beach

this is pen (micron .05 and .1) and wash (daniel smith WC sticks- quin gold, quin burnt orange and cobalt)
on 6x6 handmade paper (book purchased at the Paper Umbrella). The ref photo is Ribadeo Beach  by Astur.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lion Fountain

I loved the photo ref of the lions head fountain in this weekend drawing event, I have not stayed true to color, and was going to just use watersoluble graphite, but discovered my watersoluble OPs so added a bit of color. This is done in a 6x6 handmade paper sketchbook I bought at the Paper Umbrella (one of my favorite stores)


Monday, November 7, 2011

A Rose by any other name........

this was a refererence from this weekends drawing event on wetcanvas provided by mginsberg

5x7 watercolor


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Another Still Life

I painted this in watercolor while watching a webinar on oil paintng, yes I can multitask. The reference was one used for a watermedia challenge last month. I never got around to it till now, it is a bit larger than postcard size- 5x7.