Back-Lightng

Back-Lightng

The rains have returned to the Seattle area just in time, because I had planned on painting wet street scenes. I pulled out photos of streets with back-lit buildings and people. I love back-lighting because it gives me an opportunity to create special effects like...
Stick to Watercolor

Stick to Watercolor

Originally sketched from the model at a life drawing session, I later redid this drawing using watercolor sticks (which are pure pigment in the shape of a crayon). The sticks work just like watercolor applied with a brush:   when I touched the lines with a damp brush,...
Staycation

Staycation

Certain events conspired to keep me around home—fires in California and a bout with bronchitis. Since I was not feeling too bad I decided to make the most of my home stay, and among other things, took walks in the neighborhood, always with a phone camera. Today,...