Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Rock Fall - a progression on toned paper

 Lately, I enjoy painting water and try to get the feeling of what it is like to be near the water in the woods.We all know how wonderful the air feels, cool and refreshing.

The size of this piece is a 9 x 12 on U-Art paper.

I toned the paper with a light water color wash just to kill the white of the paper.

Then I started with the placement of the large rock on the left side.

I progressed on filling in the dense trees, no sky, just the feel of being by the coolness of the river. Put the final touches in and done.

Monday, January 21, 2013

La Carte Card - 5 x 7 - a bit grainy

      I had all these narrow pieces of Sennelier La Carte Card paper in the sienna color, the only color I ever use and they were wide enough to cut down to 5 x 7's. This surface is hard to work with in that size as La Carte is fairly grainy. I usually us it for a full sheet painting but I thought I would give it a try.

The painting on the bottom left was done on Wallis sanded, the rest on La Carte.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Fall Flame
 Small Pastel paintings:

 ACEO'S  - 2 1/2  x 3 1/2  each is offered for $15.00.

Always fun to do near the end of the studio day when you don't want to start a new larger painting or have to leave the one on the easel for more thought. Love working in this miniature format. 

Hay Barn

Open road




Golden Wheat

Traveler ( My Ode to the Abstract )