Snow Scenes

Snow Scenes

So far Washington’s snow is staying in the mountains where it belongs. But in my warm studio I pulled out some photos from years back when the white stuff blanketed the Trail near my house. I played with the composition, in fact, turning the path into an icy...
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,...