Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Reclining Figure

Jana Reclining, Watercolor, 18 x 24

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Night Scene

Jefferson Memorial, Watercolor, 6.5 x 8.5
My Entry for this week's challenge on Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks Blog.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Portrait Study

Watercolor, 9 x 9
Another one from the sketchbook.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Monday, January 12, 2009

Orange Study

Large Orange, Watercolor, 9 x 9
Another quick study with no preliminary drawing. Thank you for the homegrown oranges, Debbie!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Quick Study

Tequila, 9 x 9, Watercolor
I love doing studies. It's just for "practice" so there's no pressure. I try to convince myself that every piece I create is a practice piece. In that way, for each painting I endeavor to loosen up and take more risks. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. That's why it's so great to actually do some studies, that really are for practice. If you like the result, great. If you didn't, you had a good experience and valuable lesson. Win win all around. Sometimes, as in this study, I start right in painting, with no under-drawing.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Portrait Challenge

Happy New Year!
Here's my entry for Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks Blog, where the challenge was to create a painting from a photo of another participant. This portrait is watercolor, 16 x 16.