Posts Tagged: #WorldWatercolorMonth

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

Something I Like

It’s always a good feeling, isn’t it, when we draw or paint something we like. This watercolor is simple, but I do like it. I like old roads, and I wanted a chance to practice more on trees, so I

Something I Like

It’s always a good feeling, isn’t it, when we draw or paint something we like. This watercolor is simple, but I do like it. I like old roads, and I wanted a chance to practice more on trees, so I

So…Here’s My Something Awful

In yesterday’s post I talked about my awful watercolor. I was planning to paint something new — and hopefully better — and as so often happens, my plans didn’t quite work out. So, I figured I’d go ahead and post

So…Here’s My Something Awful

In yesterday’s post I talked about my awful watercolor. I was planning to paint something new — and hopefully better — and as so often happens, my plans didn’t quite work out. So, I figured I’d go ahead and post

Something Green

I’m in a green, leafy mood! I sound like a vegetable, don’t I? I happen to love vegetables, and as you already know, I also love trees. After painting yesterday’s green, leafy tree, I went all out today with a

Something Green

I’m in a green, leafy mood! I sound like a vegetable, don’t I? I happen to love vegetables, and as you already know, I also love trees. After painting yesterday’s green, leafy tree, I went all out today with a

Something Leafy

Today’s watercolor is another tree painting. I love trees, and I want to be able to paint them in a somewhat realistic style. I’ve struggled with size, shape, color, proportion…and the good news is that I’m getting better. In doing

Something Leafy

Today’s watercolor is another tree painting. I love trees, and I want to be able to paint them in a somewhat realistic style. I’ve struggled with size, shape, color, proportion…and the good news is that I’m getting better. In doing

Something Snowy

Well…it’s supposed to look like a snowy field. I’ve been teaching myself the importance of leaving white areas on my paper when painting with watercolor, and I’m getting better. I thought doing a snowy scene would be a good way

Something Snowy

Well…it’s supposed to look like a snowy field. I’ve been teaching myself the importance of leaving white areas on my paper when painting with watercolor, and I’m getting better. I thought doing a snowy scene would be a good way

Something Imaginary

It’s been another very long and tiring day. My sister was feeling sick again this morning, but later she did get better. In fact, she had quite an appetite and probably ate more today than I’ve seen her eat in

Something Imaginary

It’s been another very long and tiring day. My sister was feeling sick again this morning, but later she did get better. In fact, she had quite an appetite and probably ate more today than I’ve seen her eat in

Something Rocky — Or Not

I’ll be heading out early this morning for another drive to St. Joseph. It’s about 90 minutes, which isn’t long, although sometimes on the return trip I do run into heavy rush-hour traffic coming through Kansas City. Thank you for

Something Rocky — Or Not

I’ll be heading out early this morning for another drive to St. Joseph. It’s about 90 minutes, which isn’t long, although sometimes on the return trip I do run into heavy rush-hour traffic coming through Kansas City. Thank you for

Something Primary

I was in another “playful” painting mood today. With everything going on, the trips to help my sister, and a lot of other things to do, I find it difficult to get into a painterly state of mind. I don’t

Something Primary

I was in another “playful” painting mood today. With everything going on, the trips to help my sister, and a lot of other things to do, I find it difficult to get into a painterly state of mind. I don’t