Thursday, April 29, 2010

Hot Coffee

Original Watercolor
from a journal

I painted this enameled coffee cup as part of an entry in a journal. All portraits aren't faces.

If this was a portrait of someone you know, how would you say it expressed that person's personality?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New DVD release-Watercolor Koi

Step by Step 20 minute lesson on DVD

Here's a first look at the cover of my new art instructional DVD, "Watercolor Koi."
Release date: April 22, 2010

The cover art is the demonstration painting in the lesson. One simple project, step by step.
Learn how to simplify the drawing, make your koi look round and three dimensional, drop in colorful patterns and use some special effects for the watery depths. There are lots of video and photo references so that you, too, can create dozens of your own watercolor koi.

Price: $20.00 for one DVD plus $5.00 S&H

Friday, April 16, 2010

Water Ripples and Lotus Sway

I found just the perfect inspiration for my students this week. Relax, enjoy, get ready to paint koi.

Please click on the image to see full size in Youtube.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cumulus Study

Watercolor Sketch
from the sketchbook

We've had some great skies here lately.
Here's a sketch from a recent foray into the wind!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Adding Figures

Original Watercolor-Section
15x11 -- Sold

This is a section of a demonstration for my class on adding figures to the wet on wet watercolor landscape. They were done in just a few brushstrokes.

If this is something that interests you, I am giving a workshop July 18 at Daniel Smith, Inc.