Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Black and White Studies

These lilies were so red I was challenged to paint them without color! I love to simplify with just the black watercolors...I have actually touched up some highlights with the white watercolor...more to come....22x30" ....22x22...watercolor on paper

Friday, August 16, 2013

Nature imitates Art or Art imitates Nature?

The little frog pond always entertains me... I love the frogs...and it is really funny when they sit like this next to the old stone frog fountain (which is not hooked up yet to the water, almost)...friends forever...

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Block Island Ferry and Flowers

I painted this watercolor on the Island this past weekend  as a demonstration....in the rain....wet on wet...it was a real challenge...outside the Island Bound Bookstore on Saturday morning a small gathering of hearty souls...the wind blew the rain came down and I painted these beautiful flowers  fresh from the farmer's market...and of course...the Carol Jean...our most favorite ferry...it was a bit tricky when the rain started to wash away the paint(there was a small funny tent we huddled under) ...but it just made me have to paint with MORE conviction and love...a great time!  watercolor and gouache on 140lb hot pressed paper 22x30"