Saturday, December 31, 2011

Another Garlic Adventure

This is basically same technique as previous post, tried a different background color. Like having two going at the same time so I can try different colors and test out brushstrokes.
"Holiday Garlic", 4x3 inches, watercolor on board

Monday, December 26, 2011

Winter Solstice 2011

This post shows the progression of this painting. Took two days to do it. Lots of layers.
Maybe I was a Druid in a past life. I'm always so aware of the markers in the calendar for the seasons and the path of the sun. Anyway, I started this on the winter solstice and it felt like the white robes of the priests were being glorified and as my art friend said, consecrated.
"Winter Solstice 2011" watercolor on board, 4x3 inches.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yellow Onion with Red/Green Palette

I decided to take on a project. Actually it's an old idea from my teacher Hong Nian Zhang at The Woodstock School of Art. He taught us three complementary palettes. (RED/GREEN, BLUE/ORANGE and YELLOW/PURPLE). I was never able to keep a predominately single color in any of my paintings like he did (I ended up using his palettes but getting a different color sense which is perfectly fine) so I'm going to concentrate on this concept and see if I can do 6 onions in each of the primary and secondary colors. Now that I've said this outloud I wonder how far I will get!
Yellow Onion with Red/Green Palette, 4x3", watercolor on board

Friday, December 9, 2011


"Blue Cup with Floral Bud", 4x3", watercolor on board

Happy Holidays everyone!