I was inspired to paint this after seeing another artist post her painting on Facebook. I do have a couple of photos of this interesting magnolia, but rather than try to find them among my disorganized files, I just googled it and found one that didn't appear to be copyrighted. The painting that inspired me was done in only French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna, with a couple of minor touches of raw sienna and sap green, and was very striking, so those are the colors I used. I am going to try to use this as a demo for my senior class tomorrow. I want them to see what can be done with a limited palette of my two workhorse colors. 11 x 15 on Arches
This is a painting of one of my latest amaryllis "Terra-cotta Star". I ordered it and another purple one from a bulb company because the colors in the catalog looked pretty, and different from the usual ones I get locally. In the catalog, this one was a much darker color, mine is more peachy than terra-cotta, but pretty. It bloomed three times!!! 11 x 15 on Arches.
I did this as a demo for my senior center watercolor class on negative painting. It was not my usual way of painting, but there are a number of favorite artists who do wonderful negative paintings, and I wanted my class to try it.
I painted this in early January, but it needed some adjusting to make it really pop. I finished it today. Luckily, the plant is still alive and well and available to pose for me. It was a Christmas gift from Stephanie Phan. Thanks, Stephanie! 11 x 15 on Arches
Wow! I knew that I hadn't posted new paintings recently, but I didn't realize that it had been that long. Here are a few new ones that I did this year. The roses were from a photo I took at Rohsler's Nursery in May. The iris is from my garden - I had a wonderful display of irises this year. The tomatoes are some that I picked from my/Kevin's garden. And the last one is my attempt at an abstract.
I've done several watercolor florals on Masa paper, and I love the effect. But ever since I saw Cheng Khee Chi's landscapes on Masa, I've wanted to try one. Here is my fall landscape, with my daughter and grand-dog taking a walk in the distance.
I started this at my friend Anna's house, using her flower arrangement for a model. My idea was to do it in a style made famous by Karlyn Holman. I REALLY struggled with this painting. I pulled it out in the end, but I'm not entirely happy with it.
I am a watercolor artist living in New Jersey. I am a member of the North East Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Watercolor Society, and several local and internet art organizations through which I exhibit my paintings. My favorite subjects are close focused florals and landscapes. I've recently begun teaching a beginning watercolor class at our local senior center.