Aerial Perspective

Aerial Perspective

Why do some parts of this watercolor look farther away than others? The paint lies on a flat piece of paper, but our visual cortex creates depth for us, just like in the real world. Mainly the effect comes from painting “distant” objects hazier, bluer, and...
Personalize Your Painting

Personalize Your Painting

Students in my classes sometimes ask about painting a particular scene that is meaningful to them, eg their home or a vacation spot. Quite often I notice that the photos, no matter how dearly loved, are going to be a challenge to render in watercolor. Why is that?...
Wild With Color

Wild With Color

Right now I have an exhibit at the Lake Forest Park Town Center Gallery and it is interesting to see which watercolors appeal most to people. i could have sold a certain “horse painting” 2 – 3 times at the Opening.  Why? Maybe because of the colors....