Friday, January 25, 2008


Original Watercolor

A tertiary color scheme with high chroma, intense greens. I painted a similar one a few years ago.

I enjoyed a little play on words while naming this one. "Intense" for the color quality......"Intents (Intentions) " for the purposes I planned while composing......."In tents...." for the way the apples nestled into the cloth and the shape of the peaks.

Doesn't take much to amuse myself.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Working in the Studio

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.......the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred......whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

That is one of my very favorite quotations, ever! To illustrate the concept, I am posting an example of the process I go through to get to a full sheet watercolor......often. This one started with the experience, the light, figure studies, atmosphere studies, black and white sketches, a small composition, and finally, the imperial size painting.

Yes, it takes time and effort....but it's all about the journey!
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