Friday, May 10, 2013
I finished this little painting this evening. It is a poured painting using 3 colors - dragon's blood, pthalo blue and cadmium yellow light. This painting is 8" x 8" and is on 140 lb. hot pressed watercolor paper. It is from a source photograph by my friend Deb. Thanks, Deb.
Friday, May 3, 2013
I finished this painting today - it will be the painting for the first night's class I am teaching for our next 6 weeks of Intermediate Watercolor Classes in Wapakoneta at Riverside Art Center.
The painting is 11" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. hot-pressed watercolor paper and is from a source photo by my friend Deb, who lives in Florida. Thanks, Deb! You know that I always have to do a truck!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
We celebrated Theresa's birthday with a luncheon at Rose's home. Wow! Did we ever eat in style - we always eat in style at Rose's. We had a wonderful afternoon enjoying great food cooked by Rose and Rosie, conversation and a movie!
The top picture is of us - "The Muses"! The bottom picture is Rose's beautiful dining room before we messed up the table, ate all the food and spilled the wine! :-0
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I painted this watercolor today so I could teach it Monday night at my intermediate watercolor class at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio. It is transparent watercolor, 12" x 13", and is painted on BFK Rives printmaking paper. It is from a photograph by agnesdale from the image file at Wet Canvas. This, of course, will be a lesson in painting crystal.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I finished this landscape of a farm this afternoon. This is from a photograph by my friend Pamela Baker, www.bakercreekdesigns.com. It is nice to have such a wonderful picture to use as a source. This farm is near Spencerville, Ohio.
The painting is 1/2 sheet of hot-pressed watercolor paper. This is watermedia, because there are a few touches of acrylic paint which I added at the end for the orange leaves on the trees and the foreground.
Pamela and I are having a joint show in October at Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio - her photos, and my interpretations of her photos. This will be one of the paintings in the show.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
I have known for a long time that I just can't sit and watch television without doing something with my hands, (I suffer from ADHD -seriously!), thus I have discovered the meditative doodling called Zentangle. These Zentangles were created during the last month while watching "March Madness" basketball. This answers my need to be "doing" something while enjoying great basketball.
These have been drawn on 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" chips of white drawing paper...for some reason that size is considered perfect for Zentangling. I used Sakura Micron Pigma black ink drawing pens for these. I have done several and will post them over the next few days.