Category Archives: Watercolor

Eyes That Have Seen Too Much

I don’t usually do political art, but this watercolor portrait showed up on my easel as I was working on World Watercolor Month. Later, you’ll see more of the images I’ve been putting together in a collection titled “Faces of

Eyes That Have Seen Too Much

I don’t usually do political art, but this watercolor portrait showed up on my easel as I was working on World Watercolor Month. Later, you’ll see more of the images I’ve been putting together in a collection titled “Faces of

I Painted a Bird

All right, so it’s not a complete bird. I won’t argue with you over that point. It is, however, at least part of a bird, and for a beginning watercolor artist… well, personally, I considered this head of a hairy

I Painted a Bird

All right, so it’s not a complete bird. I won’t argue with you over that point. It is, however, at least part of a bird, and for a beginning watercolor artist… well, personally, I considered this head of a hairy

Setting Off on a New Path

I recently broke up with Aubrey Phillips, if you recall. Oh, he’s still around, and I’m still working my way through one of his books on watercolor. I found out recently that he wrote another — Atmospheric Landscapes in Watercolor — but

Setting Off on a New Path

I recently broke up with Aubrey Phillips, if you recall. Oh, he’s still around, and I’m still working my way through one of his books on watercolor. I found out recently that he wrote another — Atmospheric Landscapes in Watercolor — but

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

Yesterday I painted a very simple watercolor landscape as part of my 100-day creative art adventure. As you know, I’m following along page by page, day by day, with a watercolor book written by Aubrey Phillips. I bought the book back

Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do

Yesterday I painted a very simple watercolor landscape as part of my 100-day creative art adventure. As you know, I’m following along page by page, day by day, with a watercolor book written by Aubrey Phillips. I bought the book back

The Geishas – Art and Imagination

Every year I choose a single word to guide me. For 2020, that word is IMAGINATION, and with my renewed interest in watercolors, no word could be more perfect. Watercolor naturally lends itself to imagination. Much like Rorschach inkblots, a

The Geishas – Art and Imagination

Every year I choose a single word to guide me. For 2020, that word is IMAGINATION, and with my renewed interest in watercolors, no word could be more perfect. Watercolor naturally lends itself to imagination. Much like Rorschach inkblots, a

Just Do It!

Just do it! Those words were popularized as Nike’s slogan for a long time. It’s a positive, uplifting, encouraging statement. Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, just do it. For me and my art work, just do it has become

Just Do It!

Just do it! Those words were popularized as Nike’s slogan for a long time. It’s a positive, uplifting, encouraging statement. Whatever it is you’re wanting to do, just do it. For me and my art work, just do it has become

Making Faces

I’ve been spending a lot of time with watercolor lately. Each day I do a “watercolor warm-up”, which is mostly playing with colorful abstractions, letting the paint swirl around on the page, watching it form images almost on its own.

Making Faces

I’ve been spending a lot of time with watercolor lately. Each day I do a “watercolor warm-up”, which is mostly playing with colorful abstractions, letting the paint swirl around on the page, watching it form images almost on its own.

My First Food Art

I love food, and have loved to cook from a very young age. The highlight of my week is sitting down on Friday evening to plan our meals for the coming week, checking out new recipes to put on the

My First Food Art

I love food, and have loved to cook from a very young age. The highlight of my week is sitting down on Friday evening to plan our meals for the coming week, checking out new recipes to put on the

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

Just Give It Up, Already!

I believe it’s important for us to try many different things in art. Since I began my journey of discovery, I’ve explored many different media and have tried different subjects. I feel I’ve benefited from every attempt I’ve made at

Lessons Learned

When I reached the half-way point of my 100-day creative adventure and posted about the project, I mentioned a few unsuccessful painting attempts, warning that you’d be seeing some of them in upcoming posts. Today I’m sharing one of those

Lessons Learned

When I reached the half-way point of my 100-day creative adventure and posted about the project, I mentioned a few unsuccessful painting attempts, warning that you’d be seeing some of them in upcoming posts. Today I’m sharing one of those