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 ink set (not to be confused with the Doc Marten shoe...
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...
A Theme Revisited

A Theme Revisited

The past 6 weeks have been a challenge with my trying to recover from pneumonia and dealing with a remodel in my downstairs. I have been lazing on the couch watching TV with the sounds of construction in the background.. Believe me, this scenario does not increase...
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...