Archive for the ‘landscape’ Category
This painting is 11 by 15 ” painted in traditional Watercolor on really great 300 lb hand made Watercolor paper. Its for sale for $200. 00 I love trees and this painting became all about this tree. I sometimes look at trees and think “these trees were here before me and will be here after I’m gone”. Its amazing how long they live.
5 by 7 $50.00 watercolor on paper
This painting is painted with the Zoltan Szabo knife technique. He taught this technique to me during my first session with him. I’ve used it ever sense. Its fun, quick and provides a great line for trees, grass and rocks.
Watercolor on paper 5 by 7….$ 50.00
This is 4 by 4 $30.00 painted in watercolor on tissue paper which has been secured to claybord. It has a gloss finish and would look lovely for someone who like these colors. A bit of an abstract landscape.
So I guess you would call it a collage.
8 by 10 $100.00 Watercolor on 300 lb paper.
I wanted to paint something with a little bit of an asian feel today because I’ve been looking for plants to put around my pond. I picked out several Japanese maples, a blue spruce and a couple of other trees. I can’t remember their names right now but their evergreens and they are manicured like Bonsai.
This Watercolor is 4 by 4, (inches ) A watercolor on gessoboard & is for sale for $30.00 Plus S& H.
I painted this in the deductive manner. That means: I painted it and before it dried I used a wet brush to pulled out the objects from the still damp paint. Then, I allowed it to dry and later filled in the objects with another light glaze of paint. In this case the lighter color of yellow green.
Watercolor and gesso on Illustration board. Painted with a pallet knife 9 by 15″ $125.00
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Don’t laugh but I have painted this painting three times. I’m not sure why I find it intriguing but I do. Now don’t get me wrong I have changed a few things each time and they are all a bit different yet very much a like. Perhaps its like having the same dream, you don’t know why that happens either.. but it does. I love these colors and the idea of the path and the trees…
6 by 6 watercolor on gessoed masonite $40.00 www.dailypainters.com for pay pal link
I wish I knew how to say no. Lately, I’ve had lots of people asking me for things, big and small… like teach a class at the local high school, hang a show in the fall, chair another art group, write a magazine article, loan them some money for beer, mentor college fine art student for thesis project, assist national artist for their workshop in Charlotte, attend grand opening meeting. This are only the requests for the last week or two.
Now, one of these may stick out as a little different than the rest, sure its easy to spot, its the beer money. I guess I look like the type that will not dismiss them and will at least be nice when I say no if I do say no. Of course I have not been able to say no to any of these folks. Not just the person who comes to me for my spare change but all the others. This is why I tend to rush from one thing to the next. So,…..this year is my year to say no. I’m going to try to cherry pick these tasks and figure out which ones I really enjoy and which one are helping others. I do believe in providing service to others and volunteer to several groups now. The problem comes in when one groups hears you do something for free and they want in on it.
Now that I have written this plan down, I hope I can stick to this plan, I’ll still do things for others and yes I’ll still give my change to people who are down on their luck, (no,don’t write me for money, see I’ve already started))but I won’t say yes to everything that is asked of me.
Boy oh boy!
I got a new printer and it’s wireless so it took me about two hours to get it to work. You know… I love technology but not when they make it so difficult even the support team couldn’t figure out how to make it work. After I hung up with them, I took the dogs for a walk and thought a few things out, came back tried those things and voila it worked!
Now I can print from anywhere in the house without wires! Hopefully I won’t have problems with it because I didn’t write anything down and won’t probably remember every step I took to get it up and running.
Tonight’s project runway’s finale, I’ve been following it it on BRAVO, and I can’t wait to see who wins! I like the show because I like to see what the designers come up with. Make it work!
This piece looks great in either horizontal and vertical don’t you agree. Reading this morning made me realize how many people don’t read and how they’re missing this great past time. I don’t have to tell you if your a reader, you understand what I’m trying to say. For a few moments you can be transported to another place and see life thru another’s experiences and their eyes. You can speak with an accent, change your station in society or even live as a criminal. Unlike film or tv you’ll be experiencing the story thru the writer’s voice, the details are always wonderful and the very well chosen words and phrases used to describe his or her reality are unique to each individual. My mother never learned to read and loving books as I do, I’m sometimes sad to know this simple joy was not hers to have.
watercolor on gessoed masonite 5.75 by 5.75 $40.00
This would look great in a thin black frame with a wide white mat. Or on an easel.
I need a good word smith to help me name these paintings. I called this “velvet meadows” because when wet, the textured gessoed masonite (especially on the green portion) reminded me of velvet.