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, February 27, 2012

Canada Thistle

This is another 6x8, but this time I used Daniel Smith watercolor ground on archival mat board. sprayed a WC background then when dry painted with gouache.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Paete carver at work.

Paete is the Carving Capitol of the Philippians .
This is a crop of a Paete woodcarver, submitted by Jlloren from wetcanvas
it is watercolor on 8x8 paper

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

STILE of life on the farm

another choice from the wetcanvas WDE, phot ref by Mo. I edited the reference to change the view through the stile, so the barn was framed . again using Creatacolor bloxx on a 8x8 WC pad, with a touch of pen on the stile itself. I turned the field of grass into a field of lavender


Coming Home

This was a crop of a reference from this weekends' WDE on wetcanvas. I drew with my paintbrush, so it is kind of loose. I love the galloping horses coming home to me. This is 8x8, and I used Creatacolor bloxx as pan paints


Tuesday, February 7, 2012


this was a challenge for the pen and ink forum on Wetcanvas, drawn in sepia ink, and colored with inktense  and WC pencil scrumbled on background