Saturday, June 25, 2011

Neutral Floral Study

A study in neutrals.
"Neutral Floral Study" 4x3 inches, watercolor on board

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Reasons to have a blog

What I like best about this one is the tablecloth. I have to remember this!! (This is one good reason to do a blog; you get to write down {even if it's online and everyone gets to see it} what you're thinking and might otherwise forget.) The thing I like the least is the glass. Maybe I should work some more on it? Another thing about posting is that you get to look at your work critically. I find when I scan an image and see it on computer it gives me a fresh look and then an even more critical eye happens when I see it in a post. Anyone else see it this way? Same idea as looking at a piece in a mirror; guess whatever works!!
wc0852 watercolor on board, 3x4 inches

Monday, June 20, 2011

Floral Study

I am exploring a different, hopefully deeper experience of the rendering of flowers while keeping the shadows interesting and integrated in the composition. Also played around with cadmium red to get some darks.
"Floral Study" 4x3 inches, watercolor on board

Friday, June 10, 2011

Bowl of Cherries

I wanted to see how dark I could get the cherries and contrast it with keeping the background and the bowl light. I've been reluctant (afraid?) to use staining colors but forged ahead and found I could lift the color when I needed to!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Renovation Project

Wanting to connect the objects to the background so I just added a few more layers of color. I think it helps the lemon also; more contrast.
Memories of Morandi watercolor on board wc1011

Friday, June 3, 2011


I often rummage through my watercolor drawer looking at past pieces for inspiration and just to get a sense of where I've been in order to decide where to go next. I look for clues as to where my work may be going. Lately I've seen paintings that need a lot more work. It's become a project. In all my years of painting this is the first time I've done anything like this. When working in oils I always thought that if I started reworking something it would be just as well to just do another one from scratch. As soon as you change one thing another needs "adjustment". So what makes this different? I think it's a matter of my eye "seeing" better. Just comes with putting in the hours.
"Two Pears" watercolor on board, 3x4 inches

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Taking it Further

After seeing watercolor show at Salmagundi Club I have reached for the Chinese White!! Added the dark background and now I am happy!