Watercolor Plus

Watercolor Plus

Trying to paint in spite of some sort of chronic fatigue type syndrome, I have to devise ways to get something down on paper quickly while in a recliner. So a few days ago I pulled out my Dr. Ph. Martin’s ink set (not to be confused with the Doc Marten shoe...
Paint Therapy

Paint Therapy

Sometimes we just have to paint! I am still suffering effects of my recent pneumonia and am very tired. But I usually have enough energy to paint one watercolor a day. The above piece was inspired by a sketch of a Maui street done last year. Because I was fatigued and...
Go Local

Go Local

As promised in my previous post, I’m following up on my entry of 3 previously rejected works into a local juried art exhibit. Result:   all 3 mixed media pieces were accepted into the Kenmore Art Show, June 27 – July 1st at Bastyr.. So how to explain the...
On Being Rejected from a Juried Art Show

On Being Rejected from a Juried Art Show

I freely admit that I enter too many juried shows. But i enjoy the contest, and there is the hope (sometimes faint) that my work will be accepted. Last Fall I had been experimenting with encaustics and produced some watercolor/collages that i coated with beeswax. To...
A Theme Revisited

A Theme Revisited

The past 6 weeks have been a challenge with my trying to recover from pneumonia and dealing with a remodel in my downstairs. I have been lazing on the couch watching TV with the sounds of construction in the background.. Believe me, this scenario does not increase...