Thursday, June 14, 2018

57 Fleetwood - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 11"x15"

      Another classic Cadillac with lots of shiny paint and chrome. I had some fun with this one finding ways to suggest more than show and still get plenty of detail and/or the appearance of detail, a skill I want to continue to enhance.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Drumskinny - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 8"x10"

      A quick,  little landscape of part of the Drumskinny stone circle in Ireland.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Margie - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 8"x10"

     A quick portrait from an old black and white photo. I used my new favorite caucasian flesh mix of yellow ochre, DaVinci red (or any warm red), and cobalt blue. A bit of perylene maroon (or any cool red) is used in the middle shadows. It looks much better in person. The scan always tends to add a bit more yellow, which is difficult to fix without altering the other colors. I'm still working toward photographing all my paintings. Right now this is a content, if not happy, medium.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Derrycunihy - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 11"x15"

      A small church by a river in Ireland.I struggled a lot with this one. But, at least I'm happy with the sky.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Farm Truck - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 11"x15"

      I painted this from a composite photo I put together from separate photos of the truck and barn. I'm very happy with how that process worked out. Too often the angles don't workout, or it's difficult to place the different objects on different planes so they don't look like they exist in the same space. And, then, of course, there's the lighting to work out. This one fell together nice and easy.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bleeding Skull - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 8"x10"

      Horror never sleeps! It isn't just for October. This is a moody little piece I painted all in neutral tint.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Peekaboo E - gouache

gouache, 2017
available, 8"x10"

      The venerable Jaguar E-Type peeking out from under a car cover. I gave this one a watercolor underpainting using the several left over colors on my palette - making that gray background color. The gouache covers right over with no migration or noticeable lifting like you might get with a watercolor wash. The abstract background shapes aren't meant to signify anything, just add a bit of depth around and behind the subject.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rusty Wings - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 11"x15"

      This one worked out a lot better than I thought it might. For some reason I struggled more than usual with this type of subject. Maybe it was the paper; I think this was a trial sheet of Lanaquarelle. Overall, I think I like the paper. But every paper takes some "getting-used-to." I might have had an easier time on Arches or Moulin du Roi.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

St. Kevin's - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 11"x15"

      A loose landscape with St. Kevin's round tower and graveyard in Ireland. There are certain points I'm unhappy with on this one. But, other things -- like the out-of-focus background -- worked well. This might be a candidate for another pass.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

54 Corvette - watercolor

watercolor, 2018
available, 11"x15"

     I'm not sure I've painted a Corvette in a while. Classic Corvettes are one of those cars I have to paint once a year or so because of how beautiful, popular and fun they are. So, I guess I've filled my quota for a while.

Thursday, March 29, 2018