Monday, February 28, 2011

Central Park

Transparent watercolor 12 x 15 on 140 lb Arches
Painted by permission from source photo href=""> from Lots of Landscapes.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Algodonales, Cádiz

Transparent watercolor on 12 x 15 140 lb Arches.  Worked on the fog with Magic Eraser.  I did a value sketch yesterday which helped some but it was still complex.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Algodonales, Cádiz

Graphite pencil sketch of Algodonales, Cádiz for Lots of Landscapes by permission from a photo by Inmaserranito
found on Flicker at Following up on a suggestion from my recent watercolor workshop to do a value study before painting. I guess to keep all your struggles in the sketch and be able to put down the paint with freshness. We'll see if it works for me.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Eastern Sierras--Aspens

Eastern Sierras--Aspens by permission from a photo submitted to Lots of Landscapes by V Hein on Flicker

Krystal Vallarta Beach

En Plein Air transparent watercolor on 140 lb Arches paper.  Last painting at the workshop.  I didn't have some of the tools and the beach got blazing hot.  I had to quit and go swimming.

Krystal Vallarta

Transparent watercolor on 140 lb Arches paper.  En Plein Air from Krystal Vallarta.  The first watercolor done in the Mel Stabin workshop at Puerto Vallarta.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Added some shading to his head.  Like this better.

Patricio for JKPP

Transparent watercolor of Patricio Villarroel for JKPP.  The source photo shows him standing in front of a painting.  I found the effects of the painting interesting.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Zocalo in Puerto Vallarta

Zocalo in Puerto Vallarta.  The town square early in the morning.  Watercolor on 140 lb Arches.

A new thing for me to compose a painting from memories and sketches.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

storm's mom for Julia Kay Portrait Party

A transparent watercolor portrait of "storm's mom" for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Puerto Vallarta 2

This is a watercolor from a Mel Stabin watercolor workshop I took in Puerto Vallarta.  The workshop was setup by flying colors.

buggebeach for Lots of Landscapes on Flicker

When this was finished I saw Gods hand in the painting.

fairsquare for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Just got back from Mexico and chose Mexico colors for this Irish face.  Should have had more reds and less yellows.

Friday, February 11, 2011

We are doing self-portraits to celebrate the production of 10,000 portraits by the combined members of the Julia Kay Portrait Party. Transparent watercolor on 140 lb Arches watercolor paper.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

NC Mallory for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Transparent watercolor of NC Mallory for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Benedicte for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Transparent Watercolor of Benedicte for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Yipsss for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Monday, February 7, 2011

Transparent watercolor--Elena for Julia Kay Portrait Party

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Another Photoshop Version of Jimmer

The Jimmer for JKPP

Did the watercolor and started playing with the image in photoshop.  Not the expert at that as the Jimmer is.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Samora for JKPP

Transparent watercolor with layered washes

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Madregal for JKPP

Trying out some large brushes and a little wet in wet.  Still do not have the nerve for much wet in wet, but I like the large brushes.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Grace Uhm for JKPP

Pencil drawing on sketch paper