Underdone

Underdone

This morning I pulled up a photo of boats at anchor in the San Juan Islands, put on a music CD, and prepared to paint. Using a large flat brush, I quickly brushed in a dark background around the shapes, then pulled down reflections. Next came the horizontal lines,...

A Sense of Peace

A Sense of Peace

After a visit to the San Juan Islands, I began painting from my sketches. Feeling refreshed, I started a watercolor depicting the view across the bay, trying to express the feeling I had experienced during the trip. Then, after completing "Northwest Reflections," I...

Lighting Effects

Lighting Effects

A few mornings ago I witnessed the purple Cascade Mountains back-lit by the rising sun, while in the foreground, the city lights of Bothell shone brightly against the near-black foothills. Lake Washington waters reflected color from both natural and artificial lights....