These are some works that I recently matted. They are all in 11″ x 14″ mats which fit into a standard frame. Instant original art! I work out ideas and experiment with materials on watercolor or drawing paper. I will give you a good deal if you are looking for art for yourself or aContinue reading “Works on paper ready for frames”
As I walk my neighborhood in the fall I always collect leaves that catch my eye. This year I picked up some of the ones with brilliant red and orange colors but I noticed even the more mundane or muted leaves had incredible details. This lead to a series I call leaf portraits. Each paintingContinue reading “Botanicals”
I spent two weeks in Ireland in August. I’m sharing watercolor sketches made while there and since I’ve been back. These are all 4″x 6″
I’m using Sumi Ink and watercolor to make these designs and serendipitous images.
I sat on the dock attempted to draw this scene in about 30 minutes or so. I was attracted to the vivid colors of the buildings, water and boats and the variety of architectural elements so close together. I completed this work at home using a few photo references. It would not have been possibleContinue reading “Portland Waterfront”
These two works were done primarily from life but also touched up back in the studio. I did the wharf picture on site using colored pencil and watercolor. I redrew it on toned paper that night, using my sketch and photo references. I was really interested in getting the geometry of the buildings and theContinue reading “Wharf Drawings”
I made a number of watercolors in Maine this summer. I really enjoyed the immediacy of the medium and the ease of clean up. I am trying to create more watercolors from views around my neighborhood. I’m attempting to paint plein air for a majority of the work and then use photos for refinement/reference. WorkingContinue reading “My current practice: plein air watercolor”