What Works

What Works

Last week was my first visit to a Samish Island Paint-Out in over a year and things had not changed a bit—wonderful painter friends, excellent food, and trails to explore! I filled a notebook with sketches and then recreated them in watercolor on Fabriano...
Gray and Bright

Gray and Bright

Pulling out last year’s sketchbook, I was inspired to paint from a drawing completed in Wailuku, Maui.  I started out using paints already on my palette:  ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, raw sienna, sepia, and alizarin crimson. These colors, except for the...
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...