Working in Series

Working in Series

Still with the dropper? Yes, I’m continuing my series using Dr. Ph. Martin’s concentrated watercolors. Sketching with the “eye dropper” that comes with the set of watercolors is just so much fun. For these paintings I do a quick watercolor...
The Color Red

The Color Red

At this time of year, inspired by shop windows, ornaments, and even my Christmas mug, I want to paint with red. So I pulled out my Dr. Ph. Martin’s paints again and picked from the crimson end of the spectrum.  Looking at a sketch completed at a previous live...
Watercolor Plus

Watercolor Plus

Trying to paint in spite of some sort of chronic fatigue type syndrome, I have to devise ways to get something down on paper quickly while in a recliner. So a few days ago I pulled out my Dr. Ph. Martin’s concentrated watercolor set (not to be confused with the...
Paint Therapy

Paint Therapy

Sometimes we just have to paint! I am still suffering effects of my recent pneumonia and am very tired. But I usually have enough energy to paint one watercolor a day. The above piece was inspired by a sketch of a Maui street done last year. Because I was fatigued and...
Go Local

Go Local

As promised in my previous post, I’m following up on my entry of 3 previously rejected works into a local juried art exhibit. Result:   all 3 mixed media pieces were accepted into the Kenmore Art Show, June 27 – July 1st at Bastyr.. So how to explain the...
On Being Rejected from a Juried Art Show

On Being Rejected from a Juried Art Show

I freely admit that I enter too many juried shows. But i enjoy the contest, and there is the hope (sometimes faint) that my work will be accepted. Last Fall I had been experimenting with encaustics and produced some watercolor/collages that i coated with beeswax. To...