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

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


This was a 20 min challenge with Gouache on 6x6 gessoboard. the board had a failed WC painting, so I gessoed over and got a lovely smooshy green color so left it as BG. used a 3/4 flat and quickly painted the osprey with colors- FUB and BSfor the darks, white, a touch of BS and naples yellow for the eye.


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