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, July 25, 2012

my 50th submission!!
this is called Steppin High
a phot ref of a working dog from crispur2005 from

6x9 watercolor

12x12 orchid in watercolor ,

quick WC picnic basket 7x9
phot ref by KreativeK

the musician
another photo ref from,  this time from mginsberg
this is 8x11 trying to ink in the shapes, and a musician appeared

Jock the Garden Gnome
this was a photo ref from Ros of

8x10 watercolor

Egrets, 5x7 watercolor

another Gouache pup
this was painted over a gessoed failed WC

The Moshpit.  this was from a photo ref of a feather trying to escape the arms if a tumbleweed
5x7 watercolor

certainly bigger than a postcard, this is a 1/4 sheet WC