Thursday, February 26, 2015

Glazing



Fooling around with glazes; in background and in apple. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Lemon Slice and White Flowers

I may have posted this a long time ago, but I'm doing it again because I added a few highlights that seems to have made a big difference in the finishing of the painting. Just reminds me that sometimes it can take years to do a painting even if it's small!
I've also put some paintings for sale on my website, so you might want to check it out if you have time!

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

Reworking

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

Gouache!

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