Friday, February 10, 2017

Gelli Prints

Not a watercolor this time.  I've been making gelli prints with the Gelli Plate that Joan gave me for Christmas.  Here are a few that I kind of liked.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to all of my family and friends.  This was my Christmas card this year, thanks to my two youngest grandchildren, Louis and Mary, who were kind enough to pose for me.  

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

"Hello, Autumn"

"Hello, Autumn" is a half sheet watercolor, done from a photo that my son, David, took while on a hike last fall.  I liked this photo so much that I did it first as a 5x7, and then had my beginner watercolor class at the senior center attempt a simplified version of it it, but it just called for a larger painting.  I'm happy with this, the first half sheet landscape in quite a while, and a pleasant change from florals.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Justin's Bird

This is my painting of a bird done with permission from a photo taken by my grandson, Justin.  Justin takes great photos, and I'm looking forward to painting more of his subjects.  11x15 on Arches.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Angel's Sunflower

This is a demo that I painted for my senior center watercolor class, done from a photo by Angel Sharum.  Angel was kind enough to give me (and my students) permission to paint from her photo.  Watercolor, 9 x 12 on Arches paper.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Red Roses

I had some fun doing this painting today - a little bit different than my usual more realistic outcome. 

Friday, March 11, 2016

Portrait/Figure workshop

Last week I took a portrait/figure workshop with Ted Nuttall, at Springmaid Beach.  Ted is an awesome artist, and an excellent teacher, and I hope that I have absorbed at least some of the info that was presented at the workshop.  I worked on two pieces, both of my grandkids.  The first one is my

grandsons,  Justin and Joe.  I think I got a really good likeness, and I'm happy with this one.   The second is a closeup of my granddaughter Kateri, from a photo taken about 5 years ago.  It's close, but I didn't get as good a likeness as I did of the boys.  I really enjoyed working on these, and I think I've found a subject that I like almost as much as painting flowers.