Category Archives: Watercolor

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Creating Interest through Contrast

My drawing time this morning involved a rather technical concept, that of creating interest in a drawing through the use of contrast. In today’s exercise the contrast was one of value, although there are many other forms of contrast we

Looking Back

I’ve been sorting through a lot of old drawings and paintings recently, and going through my old art often brings a smile to my face. It’s interesting to look back now and see that a lot of my early efforts

Looking Back

I’ve been sorting through a lot of old drawings and paintings recently, and going through my old art often brings a smile to my face. It’s interesting to look back now and see that a lot of my early efforts

Collaborative Art

Our grandson Madox visited on Saturday, and as always, he wanted to do a little painting. I’ve bought him a set of watercolors and brushes, and he has his own pad of watercolor paper now. On his last painting adventure,

Collaborative Art

Our grandson Madox visited on Saturday, and as always, he wanted to do a little painting. I’ve bought him a set of watercolors and brushes, and he has his own pad of watercolor paper now. On his last painting adventure,

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

A Visit to Murphy’s House

We’ve all heard about Murphy’s Law — the one that says that if anything can go wrong, it will, and that’s about what happened with this cringe-worthy failure, so I’ve taken to calling it Murphy’s House. Surely he must live in a place

Unexpected Art

Recently I purchased a new little “binder pouch” to keep my art supplies a bit more organized. It’s designed to fit right into a three-ring notebook. It has a clear cover so that I can quickly see what’s inside. Since

Unexpected Art

Recently I purchased a new little “binder pouch” to keep my art supplies a bit more organized. It’s designed to fit right into a three-ring notebook. It has a clear cover so that I can quickly see what’s inside. Since

Just Playing Around

Along with oil painting practice, I’ve been practicing a bit with watercolors, too, using that helpful “What? Me worry?” attitude and simply having fun. I don’t think of it so much as practicing as I do playing.  Here’s a recent watercolor that

Just Playing Around

Along with oil painting practice, I’ve been practicing a bit with watercolors, too, using that helpful “What? Me worry?” attitude and simply having fun. I don’t think of it so much as practicing as I do playing.  Here’s a recent watercolor that

What? Me Worry?

Anyone who was around in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s is very familiar with Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame, an iconic character who graced almost every cover of the satirical publication from 1956 on. In case you’re wondering, Mad

What? Me Worry?

Anyone who was around in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s is very familiar with Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame, an iconic character who graced almost every cover of the satirical publication from 1956 on. In case you’re wondering, Mad