A Graphic Memoir

A Graphic Memoir

I love a project, and creating a graphic memoir over the summer gave me plenty to do while recovering from a broken foot. Instead of a paint brush, I picked up my Sharpie extra-fine-point pen and began sketching.  Some drawings were done from memory and others from...
Big Brush Painting

Big Brush Painting

My favorite painting tool is my 2 inch flat brush. It is made of synthetic fibers and is thick at the base and comes to a nice sharp edge when wet. When people ask me how I paint a watercolor so fast, I just show them this brush. It is not only quick but it promotes a...
Framed

Framed

Recently I have had compliments on my framing, which incidentally is not done all by me, but with much help from the friendly folks at Tsuga Fine Art and Frame in Bothell. Someone once said to me that the right frame can make an average painting look good and a good...
Play It Again

Play It Again

Sometimes inspiration comes from looking at piles of old paintings. I found a series of colorful abstracts from a couple years ago and decided to add some collage materials on top of the paintings just to see what would happen. In the above mixed media work...