Thursday, January 15, 2015

White Rose

Been experimenting with Chinese White contrasted with deep reds.
"The White Rose", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches.

Sunday, January 11, 2015


I usually don't back and rework paintings, but this is just what I have been doing since the new year. I'm not saying it's a negative way to paint. I'm glad to be able to see how to improve the work. Guess at different times in one's life, different approaches work.
"wc1323", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Floral Study

Worked on this one a bit more; made leaves and background darker- an artist's work is never done!
"Floral Study", watercolor on board, 4x3 inches 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Holbein Opera Used as a Wash

The green background was too saturated so I used a wash of Holbein Opera to bring it down. Love that color.
"Glass Mug and Flowers" watercolor on board, 4x3 inches

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


I haven't painted with gouache in twenty years; I had used it exclusively as a textile designer and then didn't want to see it again cause it reminded me too much of work!! After seeing a painting by William Cotton, I was inspired to try it. Only used three colors!
"Lemon Study" 3x3 inches, gouache on board

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Easy Painting, Learn to Watercolor with Three Colors

I had lost the movies that I made for this PDF when I got a new computer and have finally found a way to retrieve them! So now I can offer this book as a PDF. There are ten movies. If you've ever wanted to use a limited palette or are a beginner, this is the book for you! Easy to follow lessons! Movies can be seen on YouTube and the text can be read on any computer. Click here to order a copy. 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Redone; Orange/Blue

Didn't like the flowers and the background when I saw it posted, so back to the drawing board!
I've added Holbein's Opera to my palette; it's a super bright color that when used sparingly can liven up some duller color. Mixed it with Translucent Orange and also applied a wash for the background.
"Orange/Blue Composition", 3x4 inches, watercolor on board.